The Jacobs School mourns the loss of retired Associate Professor of Piano, Marion Hall

Dear Jacobs School of Music Family,

It is with sadness that I share the news of the death of Marion Hall, Associate Professor of Piano, who died on January 5th at Garden Villa in Bloomington. She was 101. Marion was born September 15, 1910 in Greely, Colorado to George and Gertrude (Jones) Hall.

As a child prodigy from rural Colorado she went as a teenager to study piano at Columbia Music College in Chicago. An enthusiast for the romantic repertoire of the late 19th century, she acquired a formidable technique.

She graduated in time for the Great Depression and like so many classical musicians found work on popular radio stations, dance venues and pop orchestras. Throughout the fifties she taught on the piano faculty of Roosevelt University under the auspices of Rudolf Ganz. She joined the Jacobs School of Music piano faculty in 1974 and retired in 1982.

Marion is survived by her son Gavin MacFadyen of London.


Gwyn Richards

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