Marylou Speaker Churchill inspired generations of musicians andmusic students with the passion and clarity of her musical vision. Longtime Principal Second Violin of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Marylou was a hugely influential teacher and generous mentor, serving on the collegiate and preparatory school faculties at New England Conservatory and many other music education institutions. Writing in the Boston Globe, Richard Dyer described her as: “a radiant presence… She was a both a wonderful soloist and a wonderful, interactive chamber-music player, and both of these qualities played into her role in the orchestra; she was a team player who elevated the quality of the ensemble.”