Marilyn Mason was an internationally acclaimed concert organist, longtime Professor of Music, University Organist, and Chair of the Organ Department at the University of Michigan.
The purpose of this site is to explore Marilyn Mason’s life through reviews, interviews, photographs, and recordings, along with a scanned selection of her many hundreds of concert programs. It is a work in progress; please contact us for corrections and additions.
1950’s publicity photo of Marilyn Mason by Louis Mélançon.
Below are some of the featured programs of past events that Marilyn was a part of. Feel free to scroll through these, or view the full database of approximately 1,400 programs here.
(From Muse; Fall 2007, Vol. 2 No. 1, reprinted with permission and courtesy of The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance)
(From The University Record, May 14, 2014, Vol. 69 No. 32, The University of Michigan, reprinted with permission and courtesy of The University Record)
(From The Diapason, June, 2005, pages 24-26, reprinted with permission and courtesy of The Diapason)
Also be sure to view her Wikipedia Page.
A Book edited by Marilyn Mason
A 50-year history of the department is told in the book: Reflections. The Organ Department, School of Music (ed. by Marilyn Mason and Margarete Thomsen). The book also contains valuable essays on organ literature, performance practices and other topics that reflects Marilyn Mason’s wide range of interests.
- University of Michigan - Click Here To Read The Article
- Ann Arbor News - Click Here To Read The Article
- New York Times - Click Here To Read The Article