Growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah, Mary began her music career at the age of 9, debuting with the Utah Symphony. She went on to earn Bachelors, Masters, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from The Juilliard School Of Music in New York. She also holds a Licentiate Diploma in Teaching and a Diploma in Advanced Studies from The Royal Academy of Music in London, England.
Her profession experience includes Director of Music/Organist, Music Instructor, and co-founder of The Amelia Arts Academy in Fernandina Beach, Florida. She also served as a Choir Trainer in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida along with Children’s Choir Director and Accompanist for public schools in Simsbury, Connecticut.
Awards include Fulbright scholar, Royal Academy of Music in London, The Julliard School Concerto Competition, Chopin Young Pianists’ National Competition, Music Teachers National Association-Baldwin Competition, and National Arts Club Competition. She has performed solo concerts in USA, Japan, Czech Republic, Poland, England, and Spain.
Mary is married to Dr. Timothy McKee, Director of Music/Organist, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and has a son, Spencer, which is also a gifted musician. Her interests include enjoying homeschooling Spencer and becoming familiar with Savannah.