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Marilyn Haskel

New York City, NY


Marilyn L. Haskel is a church music professional having served large and small parishes in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Texas, California, and New York. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting, and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies. In 2010 she studied with Alice Parker as a Melodious Accord Composer Fellow.

Currently she is Music Associate at Trinity Episcopal Church, Wall Street in New York City where she is the musician at historic St. Paul’s Chapel. At St. Paul’s she has helped develop creative liturgy and music to serve the unique congregation made up mostly of international visitors each Sunday. In addition to using world music and instruments, Ms. Haskel has become a prolific composer of hymns, service music, and choral anthems that have an American sound and style. She is also now the Consulting Editor for Music at Church Publishing Incorporated, the official publisher for the Episcopal Church, having worked as Vice President and Marketing Director for them for nearly ten years. In demand as a teacher she gives workshops for small churches and has helped develop “paperless” music and its teaching method as a clinician with All Saints Company of San Francisco in their Music That Makes Community conferences. www.allsaintscompany.org 

Under her leadership the Standing Commission on Church Music produced Wonder, Love, and Praise: A Supplement to The Hymnal 1982, and she has been a motivating force in publishing music materials and recordings for the Episcopal Church for many years. Most recently she developed the online church music resource MusicRiteAway www.musicriteaway.org  which provides immediate access to downloadable music for churches and choirs.

Ms. Haskel is a member of the Association of Anglican Musicians and serves on the editorial board of the Journal. She has held leadership positions in the Association of Diocesan Liturgy and Music Commissions, the Leadership Program for Musicians, and the Council of Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission.

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