The Bohlen-Pierce Symposium
First symposium on the Bohlen-Pierce scale, Boston, March 7 – 9, 2010
Marji Gere
As an artist, Marji Gere has found a home at the intersection of the visual, musical, and literary arts. She collaborates primarily with the Charlestown Working Theater and husband and fellow performer/composer Dan Sedgwick, but also her ensemble An Exciting Event on projects that combine storytelling, contemporary music and composition, and puppetry. Marji taught creative writing through Houston’s Writers in the Schools (WITS) and piloted a creative writing and photography project for fifth graders for WITS in partnership with Houston non-profit arts organization, Fotofest; now she maintains a private piano and violin studio in the Boston area, teaches violin and chamber music to fifth graders at the Chittick Elementary School in Mattapan, MA, and leads a workshop in puppetry, music, and creative writing at the Charlestown Working Theater. Marji received a Master’s in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Bachelor’s
degrees in Violin Performance and English from the University of Iowa. As a fellow of the Fulbright Commission’s Cyprus-America Scholarship Program, Marji did action research in reconciliation through music, as it applies to the Cyprus peace process. Her most recent stint in Cyprus culminated in the first Apple Hill Bi-Communal Chamber Music Retreat, a weekend-long experience for twenty-five young musicians from all parts of Cyprus.