Marjorie Merryman

2023-2024 Season

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, Composers-Inc (Lee Ettelson Award) and the New York State Council for the Arts. Her fellowships and grants include Tanglewood, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the National Endowment for the Arts. 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, 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. 

Marjorie Merryman recently retired from teaching composition at Manhattan School of Music, where until 2017 she also served as Provost and Senior Vice President. Previously she taught for 23 years at Boston University and has also taught at Harvard, New England Conservatory and Macalester College.