Music Department

Margaret Scharf

Margaret Scharf, AAGO
Applied Faculty, Organ

Music & Communication Building, Room G11
(216) 687-2033 (message)
mscharf@ameritech.net

Dr. Margaret Rickerrd Scharf has been active throughout the United States as a recitalist, pedagogue, and clinician for over five decades. Her numerous recital appearances have included concerts in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago. She has given concerts and master classes for conventions of the American Guild of Organists and Music Teachers’ National Association and has appeared as concerto soloist with the Eastman-Rochester orchestra, Toledo Symphony, and Ohio Chamber Orchestra. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance and Pedagogy from the Eastman School of Music. She also received her BM and MM as well as the Performer’s Certificate in Organ from that institution, where her principal teachers were Catharine Crozier, Harold Gleason, and David Craighead. Dr.Scharf’s former students hold teaching positions in a number of colleges and universities and serve as directors of music in prestigious churches throughout the United States. She previously served on the music faculties of Hastings College ( Nebraska), Oklahoma State University, Mississippi Southern College, American University, and Otterbein College. She currently also serves on the faculty of Baldwin-Wallace College in addition to CSU. At BW she is Co-Director of the concert series Music Under the Spire. From 1969-1999 she and her husband, Dr. Warren Scharf, were Co-Directors of Music at Cleveland’s historic Old Stone Church. In 1998 they shared the prize given annually by the magazine Northern Ohio Live for the best classical musician in Cleveland. She has participated in numerous recital appearances with her husband in the organ duo, Scharf II. At Cleveland State she teaches organ performance and organ pedagogy and also coaches students preparing to take certification examinations given by the American Guild of Organists.

Start date 09/24/1984