Marilyn Henning and her husband, Lee, started singing with the Master Singers of Milwaukee when the group was originally formed in 1973. 

She served as personnel director under Marlys Greinke and in the same capacity for 15 years with Margaret Hawkins in her small ensemble, Vocal Arts Consort.  She served as secretary for the MSM Board until 2013.  Marilyn continues to serve on the MSM Board as a member-at-large, and to sing with the group.  She also plays flute in a flute ensemble, sings in church choir, and sings in the Elm Grove Women’s Choir. 

Marilyn  graduated from Marquette University in 1974 in nursing with a minor in music in, and worked as a surgical and ER nurse.  She began teaching nursing in 1981 and taught at Alverno, UW-Milwaukee,  and Marquette University.  Marilyn earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Marquette University in 1985, worked as a Clinical Specialist, and then taught nursing at MATC for 24 years.  She retired from teaching in 2013. 

Marilyn and Lee have four married children and 16 grandchildren. The Hennings  live in Elm Grove, Wisconsin.