School of Music

Chisato Eda Marling


Chisato Eda Marling is a soloist, chamber musician, and a teacher around the Greater Rochester area. She teaches at Nazareth College, Eastman Community Music School and Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the co-founder of the Vertex Saxophone Quartet.

Chisato was a soloist with the Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble and also recorded with them for their CD release. (“Musashino Wind Ensemble”, Sony Records, Inc.) Chisato has performed with the Shakujii Wind Ensemble in Tokyo, Slee Sinfonietta in Buffalo, NY, and also has performed with the Amherst Saxophone Quartet. Chisato performed with the Eastman Wind Ensemble during the 50th Anniversary celebration and on its tour to Japan, Taiwan, and Macau. She also performed for the 2006 CD release “Danzante.” (Summit Records) While on the Eastman Wind Ensemble tour, she was interviewed by the prestigious Japanese Saxophone magazine “The SAX” as one of the few Japanese players in the ensemble.

As an educator, she has served as an adjudicator for the Hochstein Recital Competition, the Rochester Philharmonic Young Artist Competition, and for the New York State Music Teachers Association Collegiate Young Artist Woodwind Competition. Chisato also held teaching positions at Roberts Wesleyan College, Houghton College and Lutheran Summer Music Academy.

Chisato received a Bachelor of Music degree from Musashino Academia Musicae, Tokyo, Japan, a Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature with a minor in Musician’s Wellness from the Eastman School of Music. 

Chisato performs exclusively on the Vandoren products and is a Vandoren Performing Artist.


School of Music Responsibilities

  • Applied Saxophone
  • Woodwind Methods
  • Saxophone Ensemble
  • Wellness for Musicians


  • Eastman School of Music, DMA
  • University of Minnesota, MM
  • Musashino Academia Musicae, Tokyo, BM