School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Music : Faculty

Marjorie Callaghan

Professor of Music
Applied Horn, Music History, Sight Singing/Ear Training

Dr. Marjorie Seymour Callaghan teaches horn, sight singing/ear training, and classes in music history at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is a member of the Ridgefield Symphony and the Nutmeg Brass Quintet, and freelances in the Connecticut/New York area. She has performed with the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami and the Bermuda Philharmonic as well as played in the orchestras for the Irish Tenors, Peter Cetera, and the rock group “Yes.” In 2014, Dr. Callaghan performed under Maurice Peress at The Town Hall, New York City for the 90th Anniversary of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue:  A Celebration of Paul Whiteman’s Historic 1924 Aeolian Hall Concert. She has also maintained a private studio since 1984.

She has presented clinics on teaching beginning horn students, solving technical problems on horn, anxiety and the horn, and the music of Charles Ives at Music Education Conferences in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Maine. Her book, The Horn Guide:  A Reference for Solving Technical Problems, is published by T.D. Ellis Music Publishing.

Dr. Callaghan earned a D.M.A. degree from Manhattan School of Music, a M.M. degree from the Hartt School, and a B.A. degree in music and Spanish from Gettysburg College, spending a semester abroad in Seville, Spain. She is a member of the International Horn Society, the College Music Society, and the American Federation of Musicians.


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