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
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.
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
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.