Black, Marjory

French Horn

Marjory BlackFrench horn instructor at MacPhail since 1979, teaches her students, any age, to hear, sing and read music which is especially necessary for playing all styles of music. She takes her students where they are and gently but quickly nudges them forward.

An active chamber musician and orchestral performer in the Twin Cities, Marjory has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and is a faculty member at Hamline University. A former member of the Buffalo, Denver and Honolulu Symphonies, Marjory performs with the Thursday Musical, the Marquette Symphony and has played the Finn Grand Fest symphony concert in Marquette, the Finnfest concert in Ohio, and for several summers with the Superior Festival Orchestra. She has also performed for nine summers with the New Hampshire Festival Orchestra under Tom Nee. In 2007, Marjory played the world premiere of John Biggs “Prayer, Song and Journey” for horn, chorus and piano with the Marquette Choral Society in Marquette, Mich.

Marjory received her Bachelor of Arts from The Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Mason Jones, and a Master of Music from the University of Minnesota where she studied with Robert Elworthy.