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Mary Hellmann

Associate Professor, Music

Mary Hellmann
Office: 223 Fine Arts Building
Address: Campus Box 780
(252) 335-3362
Fax: (252) 335-3779
Web: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hellmann

Mary Hellmann is an Associate Professor at Elizabeth City State University. She maintains an active performing schedule as both soloist and chamber musician and is a frequent master class clinician and adjudicator for competitions and festivals.

Her principal instructors were Menahem Pressler, Ian Hobson, Michel Block, and Noel Engebretson. She has participated in a variety of master classes with some of the most renown pianists of our time including: Ward Davenny, Lillian Kallir, Joseph Kalichstein, Rebecca Penneys, Theodore Lettvin, Gyorgy Sebok, and Russell Sherman. Performances in university and festival settings include: the Rutgers International Piano Festival, the International Computer Music Conference, the Midwest Composers Forum, the Festivale Internationale de Todi, Italy and the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States Conference. She has presented recital programs for the Alabama Public Television series Pianists at Work.

Dr. Hellmann received her Bachelor of Music, from the University of Louisville; a Master of Music, in Piano Performance and an additional Master of Music, in Piano Pedagogy, from the University of Illinois; the Doctor of Musical Arts, was completed at the University of Alabama. Dr. Hellmann completed additional graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University. Her CD Favorites includes Ludwig Van Beethoven’s famous Appassionata Sonata, Op. 57 and works from composers Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin, and Claude Debussy. The CD is available at itunes and http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hellmann.

MM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1989-1992)
DMA, University of Alabama (2000-2005)