Marjorie Selden is the principal violist of the Newtown Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, and is a member of the Delaware Valley Philharmonic and the Edison Symphony. She is an active freelancer in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and is a member of the chamber ensemble, Trillium. At Westminster Conservatory, Ms. Selden teaches viola and violin and is the coordinator of the Adult Chamber Reading Ensemble.
Ms. Selden holds a Master of Music degree from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the State University of New York at Albany. She has played with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico in Toluca, Mexico.
More recently she has performed with The Irish Tenors, KD Lang, Ann Murray, Ray Charles, and Mannheim Steamroller. She also plays the Nutcracker at the State Theater, and is a sub for the Trenton Symphony and Riverside Symphonia.
Her teachers include Walter Trampler, Joseph Silverstein, Michael Tree and Dr. Nathan Gottshchalk.
Ms. Selden also has an interest in folk music of the Balkans and Scandinavia and plays several instruments from those regions including Macedonian Tambura, Serbian prim and Norwegian hardingfele.