Marguerite Bostonia Contributes to Publication About Arvo Part
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
Dr. Marguerite Bostonia, senior lecturer in music at West Virginia Wesleyan College, is a contributing author to the first scholarly publication about the music of Arvo Pärt. The volume, The Cambridge Companion to Arvo Pärt, was compiled during academic conferences in Boston and London for the composer’s 75th birthday, and released in May of 2012 by Cambridge University Press.
The publication’s editor, Andrew Shenton of Boston University said: “Arvo Pärt is one of the most influential and widely performed contemporary composers . . . This collection of essays, written by a distinguished international group of scholars and performers, is the essential guide to Arvo Pärt and his music.”
Dr. Bostonia, a resident of Morgantown, is also on the Community Music faculty at West Virginia University, and director of music at Central United Methodist Church in Fairmont. She is originally from Wellsburg, and has music degrees from West Liberty University and WVU.
Support for this research came from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.