Marjorie Winters has been writing since she was a teenager and began enjoying setting down words. She started writing radio scripts while in high school and performed them on-air at the local Stamford, CT station. Favorite job in high school and college was in the Scientific Literature Department, Research Division of the former American Cyanamid—which proved to be prophetic of her eventual career choice. She earned a BA in English at the University of Connecticut, after having taken math and sciences courses. Working her way up the editorial ladder, she started as an editorial assistant on a middle-school dictionary and developed into a medical writer, working in New York City and New Jersey. Her writing jobs included stints at medical publishing companies, medical advertising agencies, and eventually, as Senior Medical Writer in “Big Pharma” at Hoffmann—la Roche, Merck, and Eisai.
Publicity and marketing skills, which she puts to good use for Ars Musica, were developed from her volunteer positions—writing up articles, photographing events, and writing newsletters and recipe books at her children’s schools and places of worship. Marjorie took publicity photographs for the Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company for several years and had the pleasure of seeing them in the Bergen Record and other local newspapers. She wrote publicity for Ars Musica several years ago and resumed the current larger responsibilities as Marketing and Publicity Chair in 2013. Many of the Ars Musica publicity releases, Facebook posts, website and newsletter articles are written by Marjorie, assisted by a group of dedicated volunteers who contribute their own articles, proofread, or fact-check those of others.
Throughout the years, Marjorie, a soprano, has enjoyed singing, taken countless voice lessons (and probably not enough piano lessons), and is at her happiest when on stage. She has performed as a regular church choir member, soloist, as a chorus member and principal in amateur theater groups, and as a member of Ars Musica. She is the Program Chair for the Empire State—NY Metro Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association, of which she has been a member since 1990. Marjorie has been married to fellow Stamfordite Arthur Winters for nearly 50 years; they live in the Township of Washington, NJ. They have two married sons, Daniel and Adam.