Marjorie Hohlstein

Marjorie Hohlstein

Piano & Music Theory

Marjorie Hohlstein started playing the piano at age 6 and teaching at age 15.  “I started teaching piano because I wanted to share the joy of music and help build student’s self-esteem the way playing the piano did for me.”  Her love of music, and the comfort she found in it inspired Hohlstein to make music her career.

Marjorie Hohlstein received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance, with a minor in Music Theory from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She has a Master’s of Music in Piano Performance from The Boston Conservatory, and a Bachelor’s of Music in Piano Performance from Statue University of New York at Fredonia.

Marjorie played with the North Carolina Orchestra after winning their concerto competition. She was named as Bernard D. Arbit research fellow at the State University of New York at Albany, where she continued her research into Jewish composer, Joel Engel.  Dr. Hohlstein gave lecture recitals on Joel Engel at SUNY Albany, as part of her fellowship, and at numerous College Music Society conventions, including at the national convention in Santa Fe. In addition, she wrote the liner notes for the Musicians of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival CD featuring Joel Engel’s music.  During her time living in upstate New York, she organized a benefit concert for the Berkshire Immigrant Center, raising over $20,000 for the non-profit group.

Dr. Hohlstein has been teaching music for over 30 years with piano students ranging from 5 – 80 years old, beginners to advanced & professional coaching. She formely taught on the music faculty of The College of Saint Rose, The Berkshire Music School, Berkshire Community College and Coastal Carolina Community College.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Hohlstein remains an active performer as a soloist, chamber player, and accompanist.

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