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In memoriam

Marilyn J. Campbell

Faculty member, Music Theatre Performance 1984-1996


Marilyn Campbell

Marilyn will always be remembered for her enthusiasm, her dedication to family and friends, her love and enormous talent for music and her “hugger”…which was always at the ready!

By age three, Marilyn had started picking out nursery rhymes on the piano. After time at The Toronto Conservatory, she flourished under the tutelage of Delbert Piette. From a young age she performed classical piano recitals at The Eaton Auditorium (The Carlu). As a teenager she taught piano, and by her early 20’s she was musical directing full book shows at Kodak Canada where she worked. Over the years, Marilyn wore many theatrical hats from musical directing Barrie UWC Charisma shows alongside Sheraton Director Rod Maxwell to performing as Aunt March in Little Women. She also created, directed and produced One Good Break, a musical revue which sold out its run. In addition, she did radio/television voice overs and landed some TV commercials. 

Marilyn Campbell

Marilyn’s career culminated in teaching for 13 years in the Music Theatre program at Sheridan. With great pride, she helped many students hone their musical theatre talents. She was Musical Director for many Theatre Sheridan productions, created and taught keyboard and ensemble classes, accompanied vocal performance and dance classes, and even toured with Sheraton Style for two summer runs.

Marilyn led her students with great enthusiasm and was always there for support or a comforting shoulder. She loved her time at Sheridan, dearly loved her students and loved to hear about their successes.

It will never be the same without Marilyn at the piano spreading her JOY!

Funds collected in memory of Marilyn will support an award for a student in Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance program as they strive to achieve their dreams.

“Hug a piano player – they never get to dance” - Marilyn

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