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Margery Ann Enix (1935 – 2016)

Margery Ann Enix

Cellist, Music Professor, Author

Cellist, music professor, and distinguished author, Dr. Margery Enix began her career as a performing cellist, then moved into academics as Professor of Music at Chapman University in Orange, CA, where she specialized in music theory. She successfully combined careers in performance, teaching, and scholarly writing.  Lecturing at universities throughout the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and the Soviet Union, she also wrote notable articles on the cello and music theory that were published around the world. At Yale University, she studied with the distinguished cellist and pedagogue Luigi Silva (1903–1961) who met and worked with Rudolf Matz before his own untimely death. Archives related to their shared vision are housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).

Dr. Enix researched and wrote the definitive work on Rudolf Matz (1901-1988), one of the most distinguished figures in the history of cello, which was published by Dominis Publishing in 1996. This biography includes a complete list of Matz’s compositions, as well as a chapter on the basic principles of his pedagogical technique for cello. Matz’s compositions have been published by Dominis Music and are available directly from them, as well as from major music distributors in North America and Europe. Margery Enix died September 24, 2016 of pneumonia at age 81.