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Mary Moser, violin, MAJoRMoserMusic

Teaching Artist

Music

Contact: Mary Moser
Phone: (814) 824-9340
Address:
340 West 22nd Street
Erie, PA 16502

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Artist Statement

Music is my medium and my specialty is encouraging people of any age.  Music speaks to the heart and gets through to the mind when other roads are no longer clear. We can use instruments and/or we can use our voice, we can use tunes from a few hundred years ago or from pop culture... what is important is the building of community and self confidence through accomplishment. The most courageous step is the willingness to try and the most adventurous step is to enjoy the success. 

Allow me to make music more accessible to you. Welcome to my world.

To view more information on past Residencies visit my website www.MAJoRMoserMusic.com 

History/Biography

Teaching Artist Statement
 
When I was little our home was filled with music. If there was music I was dancing.  The music would begin and my body would move.  Music could make me smile and it could give me energy and make me feel invincible, like I could do anything.  Then I heard classical music, and that blew my mind. Classical music permeated into my very being.  My skin would tingle and dancing wasn’t enough. I had to become part of it. And that is when I learned how to play the violin. If you breathe, you are one with rhythm, your pulse, your heart, they beat to a rhythm your very own. Your voice is meant for singing. I use these two naturally embodied gifts, and when possible violins, to open the world of music to liberate souls toward expression.

 

 

 

Mary Moser, MM, BM, Violinist, Performer, Teacher, Teaching Artist enjoys a diverse musical career.

 

Ms. Moser will be completing a Continuing Education Certificate program for Teaching Artists with the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA this September 2020.  As a Teaching Artist, Mary is privileged to have worked Residencies with Edison Elementary School providing a string program to an inner city school (Spring 2020) and at Lecom's Lifeworks, Summer 2019

 

As a violinst, Mary supports local and regional ensembles as freelancer with fantastic colleagues in varied engagements in Erie. She also is honored to rejoin other fantastic musicians down south in Pittsburgh and Wheeling, WV.  Ms. Moser has glided her bow among string sections with the Bay Atlantic Symphony (NJ), Youngstown Symphony (OH), Westmoreland Symphony, Academy Orchestra, Pittsburgh Opera, and McKeesport Symphony while living in the Pittsburgh area. She has always enjoyed performing chamber music. During her graduate work at Arizona State University she was a founding member of the ASU Herberger Graduate String Quartet, enjoyed performing contemporary music with the ASU New Music Ensemble under the direction of Glenn Hackbarth, and took great joy in supporting new composers by premiering, performing and recording their works.  Ms. Moser was also able to collaborate with her peers and with the Arizona State University Music Department's faculty often to create wonderful contemporary programs with the iChamber ensemble.  Toward the end of her graduate work, Ms. Moser joined as Principal Second Violin a new ensemble, Musica Nova, dedicated to performing new music.

 

 

Always  in demand as a teacher, she currently can be found on the campus of Mercyhurst University teaching Suzuki Violin and Viola in the Sullivan Conservatory, supporting the Mercyhurst Civic Orchestra and assisting her best and dearest friend, Mr Jonathan Moser (Artistic Director/Conductor and Suzuki kid himself), with the Erie Junior Philharmonic as the ensemble coach for the Prelude Ensemble.  

 

 

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