Marchesini, Maren Haynes

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Adjunct - Music

Music - Fine Arts/Choir

Dr. Maren Haynes Marchesini holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a BA in music from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. Her Ph.D. research detailed the role of music in the rise and fall of Mars Hill Church, a controversial Seattle-based megachurch. Her research interests include Christian Congregational Music, ritual studies, American popular music, and music and ethics.

Dr. Marchesini studied Choral Conducting with Dr. Geoffrey Boers in Seattle, and she has served as music director in churches and seminaries throughout the Pacific Northwest. She currently serves as Director of Worship and Music at St. Paul's United Methodist Church and leads youth music ensembles with Ironhorse Youth Music, in addition to directing choral activities and teaching courses in music at Carroll College. Dr. Marchesini previously taught at Montana State University (Bozeman), Helena College, Pacific School of Religion, and the University of Washington. 

Marchesini, Maren Haynes. Forthcoming (2020). “Singing and Praying as Global Citizens: Creating a Pedagogy of Service Ethics for Worship, Music, and Art,” in Congregational Music and Ethics, ed. Mark Porter and Nathan Myrick, London: Routledge Press.

Marchesini, Maren Haynes. 2020. “‘A Heterosexual Male Backlash’: Punk Rock Christianity and Missional Living at Mars Hill Church in Seattle,” in Punk Rock Christianities, ed. Ibrahim Abraham, London: Bloomsbury Press.

Haynes, Maren. 2014. “Heaven, Hell and Hipsters: Attracting Young Adults to Megachurches Through Hybrid Symbols of Religion and Popular Culture in the Pacific Northwest, USA.” Ecclesial Practices: Journal of Ecclesiology and Ethnography, Volume 1(2), pp. 207-228.

Joseph Kinzer, Patricia Shehan Campbell, Maren Haynes, et. al. 2014. “Students Speak: Diversity in the Pedagogical Practices of Music in Higher Education,” College Music Symposium (Online Journal), Volume 54,