Marie Endres Collection

Biographical / Historical

Marie Endres (1904-1999) was a Madison-based violinist, music teacher and conductor. Marie's father was a music teacher and organist, and Marie learned to play at a young age with her sisters Olive and Emma. She studied at the American Conservatory in Chicago and the Julliard School in New York. Endres taught violin at the Madison School of Music and at Milton College. She performed and conducted in a number of musical groups in Madison and Beaver Dam, including the Madison Civic Symphony, the Madison String Sinfonia and the Baroque Chorus of Madison. She was also director of the St. James Catholic Church Choir. Her concerts often included performances of works composed by her sister, Olive Endres.

Marie Endres collected many honors over the length of her career, including an honorary doctorate of music from Milton College in 1965 and a Governor's Award for "distinguised servince and performance in the arts" in 1970.