Music

  • Florrie Marks

Florrie Marks

Degrees

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.M. Performance Studies (Violin Concentration)

Gettysburg College
B.S. Mus. Ed. Music Education Major, Violin Concentration, Departmental Honors

Juilliard School
Pre-College Program
Composition Major, Violin Minor

Teaching

Resident Music Director
Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Chester County

Resident Music Director
Penn Singers Light Opera Company, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Experience

Director of Music Ministries, Temple Lutheran Church, Havertown, PA: organist; pianist; director of the chancel choir, handbell choir, instrumental ensemble and children’s choir; director (guitar, vocals, keyboard, arranger) of Kenaniah, the church’s praise band

Music Director (conceived, directed, accompanied) “Love in the Subjunctive,” a cabaret of songs from musical theater and Gilbert & Sullivan; performances in New York City; Boston, MA; Buxton, UK

Vocal Coach/Piano Accompanist for singers and instrumentalists

Professional violinist in New York city and suburbs, included many musical theater productions Violinist with the Greensboro (NC), Reading (PA), and North Carolina S

ymphony Orchestras Fiddler in Copper Kettle, a bluegrass band

Performer in jazz bands, concert bands, and related small ensembles (brass, woodwind, percussion)

Assistant Director of UNCG Collegium Musicum (and performer on viol, recorder, krumhorn)

 

PUBLICATIONS

Music Engraver for the full score of Thespis (music by Arthur Sullivan and Bruce Montgomery); published by WingertJones, a division of J.W. Pepper, in conjunction with the Bruce Montgomery Foundation for the Arts, 2016

Music Engraver staff member, Songs of Penn, published by The Bruce Montgomery Foundation for the Arts, 2013

Editing Assistant for the piano-vocal score to Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Grand Duke, published by Oakapple Press, New York, June 2005

Creator (inputter, mixer) of tracks of chorus parts, with parts predominant for learning purposes, of the G&S operas; ongoing project, 2003-Present; operas completed to date: The Sorcerer, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Patience, Iolanthe, The Mikado, Ruddigore, The Yeomen of the Guard; The Gondoliers, Utopia, Limited; The Grand Duke

Creator (inputter, mixer) of tracks of chorus parts, with parts predominant for learning purposes, of Quade Winter’s version of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Thespis, 2005

Recent Work

Resident Music Director, Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Chester County

Resident Music Director, Penn Singers Light Opera Company, University of Pennsylvania

Administrative Assistant, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, University of Pennsylvania,

Director of Music Ministries, Temple Lutheran Church, Havertown, PA,