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Marcia Widman

Marcia Widman

  • Senior Lecturer in Piano, Music

Education & Professional History

Morningside College, BMus; University of Michigan, MMus.

At Carleton since 1975.

Courses Taught This Year

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages


MARCIA WIDMAN (Piano) received the Bachelor of Music in Piano from Morningside College and the Master of Music in Piano from the University of Michigan where she studied with Benning Dexter. Before coming to Carleton College, she taught at Eastern Michigan University and St. Olaf College. Over a twenty year period, she coached with two Dorothy Taubman teachers, Mary Moran and Teresa Dybvig, and attended ten summer sessions of the Dorothy Taubman Institute. She has a strong interest in historic pianos and how to play them. In 1989 she purchased a piano built by Margaret Hood. It is a copy of a piano built by Nannette Streicher of Vienna in 1816. Its keyboard encompasses 6 1/2 octaves, has five pedals, and is eight feet long. For thirteen years she was organist for the Northfield United Methodist Church. She played year-round for weekly Sunday morning worship, for special services, for memorial services and weddings, etc., and accompanied the Adult Choir. Since 1988 she has been a working member of Valley Natural Foods, a natural food cooperative in south Minneapolis. Valley Natural Foods began in 1977 and presently has over 10,000 members.

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