A native of Terre Haute, Indiana, Marcia Eckert holds degrees in Piano Performance from Indiana University School of Music and State University of New York at StonyBrook. Teachers have included Jorge Bolet, Gilbert Kalish, Claude Frank, William Masselos, Seymour Bernstein, and Lucy Greene.
Ms. Eckert is active as piano soloist and collaborative artist and has appeared in the Mostly Mozart Festival, as well as at Merkin, Alice Tully, and Weill concert halls, and London's Leighton House. She has travelled throughout the United States presenting lecture-recitals on piano music by women composers and on the music of Charles Ives. She partners Timothy Merton in a cello/piano duo, and Deborah Gilwood in a piano duo. As a member of the Ehrlich/Eckert Duo, she has made a special project of presenting music for violin and piano by women composers. Their recording of the music of Germaine Tailleferre was released on the Cambria label in March, 1995.
Ms. Eckert serves on the keyboard and theory faculty of Hunter College, where she was a 1998 recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. She teaches piano and chamber music in the Mannes College of Music.