“Singing is a lifelong activity that is nurturing to one’s well-being and is a positive influence on community life,” Marilyn says. “The principles that I follow as a presenter in Music that Makes Community involve teaching songs without printed music, sharing authority and believing that there are natural musicians and formally trained musicians, all of which bring a different skill set to singing which is positive and creative. I will combine these principles with my traditional training when I lead the Collington Singers.”
Marilyn Haskel retired recently as a professional organist, choir director and composer at Trinity Church Wall Street, an Episcopal Church in New York City, and St. Paul’s Chapel, part of Trinity; and Music that Makes Community. Music that Makes Community is a not-for-profit organization, connects a worldwide network of practitioners and leaders who share a practice of paperless song leading. Marilyn now is resident of Collington, a Kendal community in metro Washington, D.C.