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Sarah G. Tenney Edit Profile

music educator

Sarah G. Tenney, music educator. Recipient American Composers Forum grant.


Tenney, Sarah G. was born on April 30, 1948 in New York City. Daughter of John Wool Griswold and Margaret Brett Tenney.


Bachelor, Bennington College, 1971. Master of Music, New England Conservatory, 1976.


Founder Spectrum Young Audiences Trio, Boston, 1976-1980. Marimba, percussion teacher Rivers Music School, Weston, Massachusetts, 1976-1980, 85—, St. Ann's School, Brooklyn, 1980-1985. Founder, director Marimba Magic, Weston, since 1987.

Teacher improvisation Northeastern University, Boston, 1991-1995. Percussionist on 6 Revel records. Percussionist/timpanist in Christmas Revels, since 1980.

Presenter in field.


  • book

    • The Time Machine

      (The Time Machine is a science fiction novel by H. G. Well...)

    • The Time Machine

      (The Time Machine is a science fiction novel by H. G. Well...)

    • The Time Machine

      (H.G. Wells, a pioneer in the science fiction genre, produ...)

  • Other Work

    • Composer: (composition/musical) Gamelon Dream, 1989, Mysterious Waltz, 1991, Whole Tone Dream, 1996, Adventures, 1999, Machines, 2000, Jaja Mani Dreams, 2001, Drum Circle, 2002, 3 Canons, 2003, Moving Music, 2004, More Moving Music, 2005, April Fool's Music, 2007. Composer: (with Martha Rogers) Returning to Mount Greylock, 2008. Composer: Circles, 2009, Elemeats, 2011.


Concert performer Concerts for Children, 1976-1980, Cambridge World's Fair, 1997, 98, Clarimba Duo, 2002-2003, WCRB Cartoonfest, Symphony Hall, 2005, World Premiers Marimba Mague With Boston Musica Viva, 2003, 05, 08. Member Music Teachers National Association (conference presenter 1991), Musicians Union, Music Educators National Conference (presenter eastern conference 1992, 96), Percussive Arts Society (presenter international convention 1989, 97), Orff Schulwerk Association (presenter national conference 1996) presenter European Piano Teachers Association, International Conference, Budapest, 2000, International Marimba Conference, Belgium, 1992, All State Massachusetts Conference, 2007.


John Wool Griswold

Margaret Brett Tenney