Marietta Storm Douglaswas born in Albany and grew up in Delmar, NY. By the time she went off to college and discovered carillons, she learned that in the very year she was born, the Albany Carillon had been electrified. She was delighted when, some years later, the carillon was restored to a mechanically played instrument. Marietta is currently the Carillonneur at the First Presbyterian Church in Stamford, CT and at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, CT. She first learned to play the instrument at Smith College in Northampton, MA and later pursued studies at the Alfred University Carillon Institute in Alfred, NY and at the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. She has studied with many carillonneurs, including Richard Strauss, a former carillonneur in Albany. In addition to her carillon playing, she is a research scientist at Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines where she designs infant vaccines.
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