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 organist and pianist at the parish of St. Catherine of Siena. She recently 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. In her rare moments of free time, she enjoys honing her allergy-friendly culinary skills, singing Gregorian chant, and playing various string instruments.