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educator , musician

Marjorie Ann Ciarlillo, musician, educator. Recipient Distinguished Alumna award Andrews School, 1978, Distinguished Alumna award Lake Erie College, 1997; Educational Research Council fellow, 1968.


Ciarlillo, Marjorie Ann was born on November 1, 1940 in Cleveland. Daughter of Nicolo and Madelaine (DaMico) Ciarlillo.


Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Lake Erie College, 1962. Certified, University London, 1962. Master of Arts in Musicology, Western Reserve University, 1971.

Postgraduate, Indiana University, 1983. Certified Chinese music, Shanghai Conservatory Music, 1983.


Director lower school music department University School, Shaker Heights, Ohio, 1963-1970. Branch cood. Cleveland Institute Music/Beaumont School for Girls, Cleveland Heights, 1971-1975. Member piano faculty Cleveland Institute Music, since 1971.

Director China Music Project, Cleveland, since 1980. Musicologist Glen Oak School, Gates Mills, Ohio, 1978-1982. Instructor piano Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio, 1975-1982, other educational institutions and private students, since 1961.

Director China Music Project, since 1980. Special assistant to dean of college Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1987-1994. Assistant head The Andrews School, Willoughby, Ohio, since 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Performer Chinese Cultural Arts Symposa, 1988, 92, 94, Cleveland Museum Art, Cleveland Institute Music, 1981, 82, 86. Performer radio programs on Chinese music WCLV-FM, Cleveland, since 1981, WRUW-FM, Cleveland, 1987. Pianist Cleveland Women's Orchestra, 1972-1975.

      Contributor articles to arts and scholastic publications.


Trustee Andrews School, Willoughby, Ohio, 1991—1994, Lake Erie College, 1975—1978. Member Leadership Lake County, 1998. Member American Association of University Women, Adult Education Association United States, American Musicol.

Society, Association Chinese Music Research (founding), Council Advancement and Support Education, Society Asian Music, Society Ethnomusicology, Cleveland Chamber Music Society (trustee since 2003), Mu Phi Epsilon.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: Chinese art, literature and music, horseback riding, embroidery.


Nicolo Ciarlillo

Madelaine (DaMico) Ciarlillo