Marvin J. Ward has been writing for CVNC for nearly a decade.
Educational/professional background: Ph.D. French/English Medieval Studies, bilingual, former French teacher HS & college levels, free-lance translator and interpreter, former editor of professional newsletters, contributor to professional journals, and former officer in various professional and cultural organizations.
Classical Music experience: singer in choruses, concert-goer, recorded music listener/collector for over 50 years, former announcer for classical radio station, board member of presenter organizations, classical CD salesperson.
Particular musical interests: vocal (art song), piano, organ recitals, chamber, choral, harp, French repertoire, music new to his ears.
Other interests: art/art history (former volunteer docent @ NCMA), architecture, cinema (esp. foreign), theatre, history, travel, museums, historical sites, nature, reading.
Dr. Ward relocated from Raleigh to Western Massachusetts in 2003 but continues to contribute to CVNC. He was a founder of Classical Voice of New England.
Since April 2011, he is a Five Colleges Associate with Five Colleges, Inc., based at Smith College in Northampton, MA. His research and writing focus on music, currently French and performances on historic pianos at the Frederick Collection in Ashburnham, MA.
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