A versatile musician, collaborative keyboardist Mary Holzhauer regularly performs in a wide spectrum of styles and genres, ranging from early Baroque opera to contemporary chamber music. She is on the faculty of Ithaca College and Opus Ithaca, and is also the music director at Immaculate Conception church. She completed her doctoral studies in piano accompanying and chamber music at the Eastman School of Music in the studio of Jean Barr. While at Eastman, she also studied vocal coaching with Russell Miller, as well as early keyboard instruments and performance practice with Edoardo Bellotti and Paul O’Dette. Her previous studies have included performance degrees in both piano and organ from Ithaca College and Nazareth College, and she has also been a young artist in opera coaching with Opera New Jersey. As a pianist, she has participated in masterclasses with some of the greatest living collaborative pianists, including Roger Vignoles and Graham Johnson. Equally adept in both vocal and instrumental accompanying, she especially enjoys the combination of both mediums in vocal chamber music and opera. In her rare moments of free time, she enjoys honing her allergy-friendly culinary skills, singing Gregorian chant, and playing the flute and violin.
Introduction to the Piano