Dr. Marylin Winkle


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Los Angeles, California

Early Music Skills & Interests

Cello, Voice - Soprano, Vielle, Viola Da Gamba

Early Music Affiliations

Administrator, Advocate, Conductor, Educator, Music/Artistic Director, Musicologist, Opera Director, Performer, Writer


Marylin Winkle is performer, teacher, and advocate for the arts, Marylin serves as Artistic Director of L.A. Camerata, a performing arts initiative devoted to works for and by women and “others.” She also directs the UCLA Early Music Ensemble. In addition to ongoing performances with these ensembles, Marylin has performed with the Desert Baroque Festival, Boston Camerata, and Musica Angelica. In September 2018, she was featured as a continuo player in Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, a fully-staged performance by Tick-Tock Productions in Cambridge, UK. Other period theatrical performances include: Fairy Queen (Purcell), Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), L’Ormindo (Cavalli), Il Primo Omicidio (Scarlatti), Haydn’s Creation, and L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi). As director, Marylin staged a world-premiere reading of Isabella Andreini’s La Mirtilla; she previously directed USC’s Collegium Workshop production of a service for St. Ursula by Hildegard von Bingen and Chamber Opera USC’s production of Francesca Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero. She holds a DMA in Early Music from USC Thornton School of Music, where she studied baroque cello and viola da gamba with Bill Skeen; her academic fields included a major emphasis in Musicology with minor emphases in Opera Directing and Teaching & Learning. In 2018, Dr. Winkle received the Early Music America Summer Workshop Scholarship to study vielle with Shira Kammen, Mary Springfels, and Benjamin Bagby at the Amherst Early Music Festival Roman de Fauvel Project. She has also spent several summers coaching and performing for the SFEMS Summer Baroque Workshop, and she attended the 2012 Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Her modern cello studies include a Master’s of Arts Degree from San Jose State University, where she studied with David Golblatt, and a Bachelor’s of Music Performance from Stetson University, where she studied with David Bjella.


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