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Mary Moran


Mary Moran teaches viola and violin at the Aber Suzuki Center at UW-Stevens Point, working with young beginners, advanced students, and adults. In addition to private lessons, she leads group classes at ASC and through the Suzuki Strings program at the Chain Exploration Center.  Mary has been teaching strings for over twenty years, and received long-term Suzuki training with Pat D’Ercole at the Aber Suzuki Center. She has also worked as a sectional and chamber music coach with the Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra, Fox Valley Youth Symphony Orchestras, and El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. 

Mary performs regularly with ensembles in the Central Wisconsin area and is Principal Viola of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra. As the CWSO’s Education and Community Engagement Coordinator, Mary performs in area schools as part of the Meet the Music program introducing elementary-age students to orchestral instruments. She is also a frequent collaborator with faculty in the UWSP Department of Music.  Prior to living in Stevens Point, Mary was a member of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra in addition to other ensembles in Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. She has performed with the National Repertory Orchestra, and at the Aspen Music Festival, the Round Top Festival Institute, and the Castleton Festival in Virginia. 

Mary earned a Master of Music degree in Viola Performance from Southern Methodist University, where she studied with Ellen Rose. She also completed a Master of Music degree in Music History and Literature from SMU. Prior to that, Mary earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance from the University of Oklahoma, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts. While at Oklahoma, she studied with Wayne Crouse, Matthew Dane, and Ellen Rose.  

Professional Membership

  • Suzuki Association of the Americas
  • American Viola Society
  • Suzuki Association of Wisconsin

Stay playful and embrace mistakes—this gives us the inspiration and information we need to learn.

Mary Moran

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MM - Music Performance
Southern Methodist University

MM - Music History and Literature
Southern Methodist University

BM - Viola Performance
University of Oklahoma

BA - Letters
University of Oklahoma