Marjorie Running Wharton teaches Applied Piano, and Class Piano at Luther. She holds a B.A. in French from Luther, an M.A. in French from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a D.M.A. in Piano from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Her Doctoral Thesis, Visual Art and Poetry in the Songs of Francis Poulenc, reflects her interest in French poetry, Music, and Art History. An essay, “Poulenc and Dufy: Musique de Nogent” was published in Francis Poulenc: Music, Art, and Literature, published by Ashgate of London to celebrate the centenary of Francis Poulenc. Another article, “Francis Poulenc et la page imprimée” appeared in Francis Poulenc et la voix: texte et contexte the proceedings of the Colloque international Francis Poulenc published by Symétrie. She has presented numerous illustrated lecture recitals on topics related to her thesis. As a pianist and teacher of piano, she is particularly interested in the development of tension-free technique.