DMA, University of Michigan

Dean since July 1, 2003. Toni-Marie Montgomery is the second recipient of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano chamber music and accompanying from the University of Michigan. She also received the Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan. Montgomery graduated magna cum laude from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts.

Montgomery was a founding member of the Black Music Repertory Ensemble of Columbia College of Chicago. This fifteen-member ensemble specialized in performing works by Black composers and promoted appreciation for the Black musical heritage. Montgomery continues to give recitals and has performed throughout the United States and in Austria, Brazil, Hawaii, Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. Recent chamber music concerts include performances in Evanston, Ann Arbor and Los Angeles with cellist Anthony Elliott.

Montgomery is presently Dean and Professor of the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. Previous positions were: Professor and Dean of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Kansas; Director of the School of Music at Arizona State University; Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Arizona State University; Assistant Dean of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut; and Assistant Director of the School of Music and Artistic Director of the Music Performance Institute at Western Michigan University.

Toni-Marie Montgomery received the 2016 Golden Baton Award from Midwest Young Artists. The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to classical music. She currently serves as secretary of the Gateways Music Festival Board of Directors.


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