Marquis Sklenar BIO

Marquis Marie Sklenar (born January 28th 1994) is an American singer and songwriter originally from Chicago, Illinois. After relocating to Florida at age ten, Marquis fell in love with the songwriting process. She wrote and recorded her first original songs with her vocal coach at the time in middle school. In high school she starting writing her first EP and became involved with charity events such as The American Cancer Society and Zoes Summer Groove. Marquis performed her songs with a local producer at Chrystal Hartigans' Songwriter Showcase for the "In the round section". During Summer of 2012 Marquis recorded and completed her first pop/rock EP in Portland Maine at the "Halo" with Jonathan Wynman. In 2013 Marquis sang the National Anthem for the Florida Panthers Hockey Club at the Bank Atlantic Center (BB&T) as well as the National Anthem for the Golden Boy Boxing match and Monster Jam. After high school Marquis decided to attend Berklee College of Music for the 2013 spring semester where she studied songwriting in Boston under the tutelage of industry greats such as Kara DioGuardi. Marquis studied at Berklee for a year, then began working on music in Los Angeles and Miami. You can hear her songwriting and vocals featured on several reggae projects such as Nelson Serieux & EchoSlim's reggae/dub EP "The Awakening". Her first release for Essential Media Group, a scorching cover of Chyvonne Scott’s “I’m Moving On” – which you’ve probably heard in a commercial that recently received widespread exposure, is another stepping stone on the road to fulfilling her enormous potential. Currently Marquis is performing and writing music in Miami. 


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