|Occupation||Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Performer, Singer, Musicologist|
|Categories||Blues, Classical, Contemporary, Country, Jazz, Neoclassical, New Age, Pop, Rock, Soundtrack/Film Music, World, Vocal|
After studying composition with Hale Smith at UConn and film scoring with Ray Wright and Manny Albam at Eastman School of Music, Marilyn worked extensively with jazz arranger Gil Evans and studied piano with Richard Tee and Rodgers Grant. Her talents have graced not only her own recordings, but a wide variety of other artists' work including co-writing a gold record with Jim Brickman, doing arrangements for Bette Midler, Lola Falana and Donna McKechnie, and her songs have been covered by jazz vocalists Sharon McNight, Anne Marie Moss, Jackie Paris, Claire Martin, Bobbe Norris, Judi Silvano , Josie Falbo and Diane Hubka.
Marilyn was born in Syracuse, NY and grew up in Hartford, CT. After graduating from UConn, she worked as a music editor and copyist in New York City in the 70s. She composed, played piano, sang, arranged and produced music for advertising (Amoco, McDonald's, Kraft, Kellogg's, United Airlines, etc.) in New York and Chicago. After moving to Los Angeles in the mid-80s, she composed, performed and produced over 200 music cues for ABC-TV's "General Hospital", scored episodes of the animated "Flintstone Kids", and provided original music scores and themes for such diverse projects as BBC-5's hit radio drama "Milford-Haven, U.S.A." (Great Britain), "Yogurt Variations" for the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the theatrical plays "Sea Marks" and "An American Odyssey", as well as the audio book music scores to "The Hidden Legacy", "Stickeen", and "Travels In Alaska". Marilyn has placed original songs in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of "My Sister's Keeper", Sesame Street, and the award-winning short feature film "T for Terrorist".
In addition to her 4 CDs of original jazz and pop songs, Marilyn collaborated on meditation music with Mark Wolfram, kotoist Mara Purl, exotic woodwind specialist Phil Feather, and harpist Stephanie Bennett.