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Music educator

Marguerite Cole Alley, music educator. Certified instrumental music teacher 1982.


Alley, Marguerite Cole was born on September 11, 1960 in Petersburg, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Lofton Holdsworth and Janet (Campbell) Alley.


Bachelor in Music Education, James Madison University, 1982. MPS, Loyola University, New Orleans, 1990. Master of Education, College William and Mary, 1995.


Orchestra director Virginia Beach (Virginia) Middle School, 1986—1995. Director orchestras First Colonial High School, Virginia Beach, since 1987. Principal cellist Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra, since 1987, Virginia Beach Chamber Orchestra, since 2007, Petersburg (Virginia) Symphony Orchestra, 1982—1985.

Orchestra director Monacan High School, Chesterfield, Virginia, 1982—1984.


  • Certified instrumental music teacher 1982.


  • Other Work

    • Musician: Public Broadcasting Service documentary, 2001.


Volunteer American Red Cross, Richmond, Virginia, 1982—1985. Support group facilitator Tidewater Aids Crisis Taskforce, Norfolk, 1995—1998, Full Circle Aids Hospice Support, Norfolk, 1998—2001. Grief/bereavement group facilitator In Home Health Hospice, Virginia Beach, 1999—2000.

Volunteer Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Member of National Parent-Teachers Association, National School Orchestra Association, Music Educators National Conference, Southern Poverty Law Center, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, gardening, swimming.


Life partner J. M. Melton.

Lofton Holdsworth Alley

Janet (Campbell) Alley