Associate Branch: Winds
Mary Sullivan received her Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Indiana University where she studied with Jacques Zoon, Peter Lloyd, and Kate Lukas. During her undergraduate degree, she spent a year of study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. She completed a Master of Music in flute performance at Louisiana State University where she was the teaching assistant to Dr. Katherine Kemler.
Originally from Edmonton, Mary returned to Alberta in the summer of 2003 to make Calgary her home. Since her return she has performed with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Red Deer Symphony, Land's End and Rosa Selvatica. She has also previously performed with ensembles including the Edmonton Symphony, the Acadiana Symphony, and the Natchez Opera Orchestra. Mary has recorded solo recitals for broadcast on CBC radio and Louisiana Public Radio. In her crazier days, Mary toured the United States and Canada with the group Saba, performing middle-eastern music on traditional western and ethnic flutes.
In addition to Mount Royal, Mary has been on faculty at Alberta College Conservatory in Edmonton. She has taught at summer music workshops including the Louisiana Chamber Winds camp and the University of Oregon Band Camp. Mary has also appeared as an adjudicator for festivals in Oregon and Washington.
In her spare time, Mary packs her son Sammy into the baby jogger and runs the streets of Calgary, training for her next marathon.