Marian Garven

Section Leader (Baritone) - Parkside Melody

Marian fell in love with barbershop harmony in 2007 while singing in a quartet called Notified (also known as 4 Crazy Pitches)! She officially joined Sweet Adelines International in the spring of 2012 with the Dundalk Chapter. Since then, she has served the chorus as a member of the Music Team, Board of Directors, and Assistant Musical Director. From 2014-2019, Marian won numerous regional awards with Knock Out quartet (bari), including 5th, 4th, and 3rd place medals. She currently sings with two registered quartets, Ladies’ Choice (SAI, bari) and Out With The Boys (Mixed BHS, tenor). Marian is a founding member and baritone section leader of Parkside Melody.

Marian has a B.S. in Music Education from Towson University, and an M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership from Loyola University Maryland. She has been a music teacher for 10 years and is currently the Orchestra Director and Fine Arts Department Chair at Cockeysville Middle School in Baltimore County. She, her husband Glenn, and their two chihuahuas, Benny and Ollie, reside in Dundalk, MD.