Marjorie Herman is program host, and host for Sounds Choral which airs Sundays at 2 pm and Bach At One which airs Mondays at 1 pm.
Marjorie K. Herman, D.M. received her Doctorate in Choral Conducting from Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana, and has taught at the university and community levels for many years. Currently Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, Marjorie has served as Artistic Director of the Hopewell Valley Chorus for eight years, and has been a guest conductor of the Princeton Society of Musical Amateurs, leading readings of Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Dvorak’s Te Deum with full orchestra, among other works. She has facilitated workshops for choral ensembles, such as Harmonium Choral Society in Madison, NJ, and has been a member of the graduate faculty of Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ. Marjorie is a published choral composer and arranger. For her, it’s all about the joy of making music, and the commitment it takes to make that endeavor meaningful, for conductor, singers, and intended audience.
Each week on Sounds Choral, a different theme governs the chosen repertoire. The theme is often a spotlight on a composer or ensemble, past or present; a seasonal program, such as Chanukah; a musical form, such as the Mass, is traced through various styles and periods; or, it might be an idea that unites many styles, periods and forms, such as “Shall I Compare Thee -- The Poetry of William Shakespeare,” or the Independence Day program, “The Voices of Freedom.”
Marjorie has held interviews with prominent or up and coming conductors and composers including: Anton Armstrong, conductor, St. Olaf Coir; Craig Hella Johnson, Conspirare; Rene Clausen, Concordia Choir; Alan Harler, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia; Fernando Malvar Ruiz, American Boychoir; Francisco J. Nuñez, Young People’s Chorus of NYC; James Jordan, Westminster Williamson Voices; Joe Miller, Westminster Choir; the entire faculty of the renowned Summer Chorale Institute at Westminster, and will soon be broadcasting a program highlighting the compositions of Dr. Anthony J. Maglione, specifically The Mystic Trumpeter, recently released on the Centaur label.