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Marilynn Ham

Marilynn Ham
  • Title Associate Professor of Music
    Artist-in-Residence
  • Work Phone 574.807.7246
  • Office Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center, Room 127 1001 Bethel Circle Mishawaka IN 46545 USA EST
Education:
M.M., University of Wisconsin – Madison
B.M., Northern Michigan University

Marilynn Ham is a nationally recognized sacred concert pianist, published arranger and college professor. She served on the music faculty at Barclay College in Haviland, Kansas, for ten years and is currently an Associate Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence at Bethel College. Mrs. Ham holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northern Michigan University and a Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with majors in piano performance. Marilynn was honored twice in her ten years at Barclay College as Professor of the Year.

Marilynn is the best-selling keyboard arranger for Lillenas Publishing Company. She is also published by Alfred Publishing Company and FJH Music Company. She has eighteen books of advanced sacred piano solos. She will have two new releases in 2009, a piano solo book with advanced arrangements of praise and worship music and a book of intermediate−advanced sacred arrangements with accompanying CD track.

Mrs. Ham has always been active as a church musician in the areas of accompanying and singing. Marilynn teaches applied piano for Bethel and offers concerts, chapel programs, workshops and master classes in schools and churches.


Teaching Interests:
Applied Piano Studies
Publications and Research:
Advanced sacred piano solo books:
  • Ivory Exaltation (1985)
  • Timeless Tribute (1987)
  • Piano Majesty (1988)
  • Notes from a Thankful Heart (1990)
  • Rejoice Greatly! – Christmas (1992)
  • Still Thankful (1993)
  • Making Spirits Bright – Christmas (1995)
  • The Master's Touch (1996)
  • One Lord, One Faith (1997)
  • Partners in Praise – duet book (1998)
  • Be Thou My Vision (2000)
  • May Jesus Christ Be Praised (2002)
  • Timeless Hymns with Ageless Classics (2002)
  • A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (2003)
  • Michigan Images (intermediate level 3-movement recital piece) (2004)
  • Glory To The Newborn King (book w/ CD) (2004)
  • Crown Him Lord Of All (2004)
  • Glory and Majesty (Powerful Duets for Piano and Organ w/Ken Varner) (2006)
  • The Fruit of the Spirit (2006)
  • Holy Communion−A View of the Cross (3 mvt. worship suite) (2007)
Recordings:
  • Grand Tribute (Cassette) (1986)
  • Our Blessed Assurance (Cassette) (1988)
  • Notes from a Thankful Heart (Cassette) (1990)
  • Rejoice Greatly! – Christmas (CD) (1992)
  • Still Thankful (Cassette) (1993)
  • Making Spirits Bright – Christmas (Cassette) (CD) (1995)
  • One Lord, One Faith (Cassette)(CD)(Cassette Accomp. Tape)(CD Accomp.)(1997)
  • Be Thou My Vision (Cassette) (CD) (2000)
  • May Jesus Christ Be Praised (CD) (2002)
  • Timeless Hymns with Ageless Classics (CD) (2002)
  • A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (CD) (2003)
  • Glory To The Newborn King (CD and book) (2004)
  • The Fruit of the Spirit w/ Michigan Images (CD) (2006)
  • Classics Revisited (Selected favorites from the early years) (2006)
Awards and Achievements:
  • Honored by Lillenas Publishing Company for 20 years of writing for them and over 200,000 books sold.
Community Involvement:
  • Concert pianist – averaging 25 concerts a year in the community and all over the country in churches, community centers and schools.
Professional Associations:
  • Music Teachers National Association
  • South Bend Area Music Teachers Association
Personal Interests:
Performing, Arranging music, Traveling, Swimming, Pilates, Movies, Antiques, Family−Robert Ham (husband) and two adult married children−Norris and Angela Ham; Meryl and Justin Masterson.
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