Marjorie K. Herman received her Doctor of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Indiana University, Bloomington and has taught at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as serving on the graduate faculty at Georgian Court University.
Currently, Director of Music at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, Marjorie was the artistic director of the Hopewell Valley Chorus for eight years. For the 2009 Princeton Festival Choral Workshop, attended by choral musicians from across the nation, she gave a lecture on the Gregorian roots of the Duruflé Requiem in preparation for a performance led by Simon Carrington. She repeated this talk for the Westminster Summer Choral Festival led by Joe Miller in 2011.
Marjorie has been a guest conductor of the Princeton Society of Musical Amateurs, a monthly gathering of singers and instrumentalists whose purpose it is to read through the major choral orchestral works. In this capacity she has conducted Brahms Nänie, Handel Coronation Anthems, Rutter Requiem, Dvorak Te Deum, and Haydn Lord Nelson Mass.
Dr. Herman’s weekly syndicated radio program, “Sounds Choral” on WWFM, the Classical Network, has opened listeners to a wide range of choral music and musicians, including interviews with René Clausen, Anton Armstrong, Steven Sametz and Dale Warland, among others. She has profiled several key conductors on the air from Westminster Choir College, including James Jordan, Joe Miller and the entire 2011 Summer Choral Festival faculty. In 2009, she participated in a panel at the Chorus America conference discussing the potential of choral music on the radio. “Sounds Choral” may be heard weekly on WWFM 89.1, or on line by webcast at www.wwfm.org.