The Music Committee

The purpose of the UUFD Music Committee is to continually develop music in UUFD as an essential and vital part of worship services and in the larger fellowship activities. The Music Committee collaborates closely with the Music Director, Minister, Director of Religious Education (DRE) and the Sunday Services Committee to provide inspiring music which complements the nature and focus of the Sunday service and moves the heart. Music at UUFD can come from diverse musical styles, using music from various origins and traditions. Sources of music include piano music, the choir, small group vocal and instrumental ensembles and soloists, our children, and the voices of the Fellowship. In researching and developing programming music for worship, we discover and become educated about our multi-cultural world, mindful to be sensitive to differences as well as currently relevant social justice issues. 

Easter 2015

2014-2015 Recital Series

More information and tickets are available at:

Kathryn Shaffer, flute   Kristen Chen, piano

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, 7:00 pm

 Marilyn Mangold Garst, piano

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, 7:00 pm

 Mangold Duo, cello & piano

Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:00 pm

  Marc Reed, trumpet, and friends

Friday, May 8, 2015, 7:00 pm

More information and tickets are available at: 

No paper tickets will be issued. Payment may be made at the door - check or cash only- or you may pay in advance by mailing your name, email, and phone number, with payment to: 419 San Juan Drive Durango, CO 81301 Please make checks payable to UUFD and mark "Recital Series" in the memo line. Online ordering is available at: Email: or call 970-247-1004


Marilyn Mangold Garst, a California native, was a faculty member for 25 years in the Department of Music at The George Washington University where she was Keyboard Studies Coordinator and taught piano, harpsichord and keyboard ensembles.  She was the pianist in the G.W.U. Faculty Piano Trio and is the pianist in the Mangold Duo with her sister.  She currently serves as Music Director for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango where she started a Recital Series in 2007.   

Dr. Garst received her degrees (BM, MM, PhD) from the University of Southern California, Indiana University and Michigan State University with additional study at Juilliard and the Aspen School of Music.  Awards include prizes in the International Bach Competition and International Bartok-Kabalevsky Competition.   She has given workshops on historical keyboard instruments including a demonstration tour of the Piano 300 exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution and has been listed in American Keyboard Artists.