With a background in film making, Marcus made the decision to pursue Composition seriously in 2018, earning himself a place at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on a scholarship (beginning 2019). In his first year studying music seriously, he was selected to collaborate with and write a String Quartet for Quatour Bozzini, he was also given the opportunity to write a solo flute piece for contemporary flautist Rowland Sutherland, He was selected to compose music for the Cheltenham Music Festival (2021) Working closely with Chineke! players and mentored by Composer Daniel Kidane, and was invited to participate in the festival the following year where he has written a piece for violinist Fenella Humphreys and Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani. He has written a mixed ensemble piece for BCMG. He has written a trio piece for principal players of Chineke! Orchestra. He has written a string duo for members of Fidelio Trio: Darragh Morgan and Tim Gill (2022). He was selected as a Composer on the Britten Pears young artist Programme (2022-2023) working with highly skilled contemporary musicians, receiving one to one tuition from Colin Matthews and Mark-Anthony Turnage. He will remain a member of the Britten Pears young artists community where he will have access to The Red House in Aldeburgh for research & the archive, and work with the community in regard to future opportunities.
Marcus currently continues his studies (BMUS) at Conservatoire, tutored by Sean Clancy, Andrew Hamilton and Edwin Roxburgh while being active outside of the university environment.