College Faculty Emeritus:Composition
A former faculty member of Manhattan School of Music who retired in 2022, composer Marjorie Merryman has been commissioned and performed throughout the United States and in many countries in Europe and Asia. Her catalogue includes orchestral, choral, vocal and chamber music, as well as an opera and two oratorios. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including prizes from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Walter Hinrichsen Award, the League of Composers/International Society for Contemporary Music, the WBZ Fund for the Arts, and ComposersInc (Lee Ettelson Award). Among her other awards are fellowships or grants from Tanglewood, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the National Endowment for the Arts – Meet the Composer program. She has been Composer-in- Residence of the New England Philharmonic and the Billings (MT) Symphony Orchestra, and has served on the boards of the New England Composers’ Orchestra, the Lily Boulanger Foundation, Alea III and many others. Her works are published by C.F. Peters, E.C. Schirmer, APNM, and G. Schirmer; and recorded on the Koch and New World labels.
Before coming to MSM, Marjorie Merryman held an endowed chair as Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities at Macalester College in St. Paul Minnesota. Previously she has taught at Harvard, MIT, and the New England Conservatory, and for many years chaired the theory and composition department at Boston University School of Music.
Marjorie Merryman was formerly Provost and Senior Vice President at Manhattan School of Music.
She was a Manhattan School of Music composition faculty member from 2007 to 2022.
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