Marianne Ploger appointed director of musicianship at Blair
Marianne Ploger, newly appointed senior artist teacher of musicianship and director of the musicianship program, is a specialist in musical perception and communication, a teacher, author, composer and pianist. She most recently directed the Institute for Musical Perception through which she offered workshops and private sessions. She also has taught at the University of Michigan’s top-ranked conducting program and is a sought-after clinician at workshops in the United States and Europe.
Ploger earned piano performance degrees from the St. Louis Conservatory of Music (B.M.) and at the University of Michigan (M.M.). Between degrees, she studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris and through the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau.
At Blair, she will teach Advanced Ear Training and Sight Singing and oversee a curricular review of the musicianship program.