Dr. Mary Ann East, Owner
Music Appreciation, Piano, Voice
Mary Ann has lived in Northern Virginia for over 30 years. She earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University, Master of Music in Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance from George Mason University and Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education from Boston University.
Upon completion of her MM, Mary Ann began teaching classes at George Mason University for 15 years. She has taught every level of music for Fairfax County Public Schools; the last six were as Choral Director at George C. Marshall High School. Mary Ann is currently the Music Director at Community of Faith UMC in Herndon where she conducts the Praise Choir, Sanctuary Choir, and music experiences for the Children's Ministry.
While at George Mason University pursuing her MM in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting, Mrs. East performed in several GMU Opera Theatre productions. She sang the roles of Suor Dolcina in Suor Angelica, Violetta in Act I scene I of La Traviata, Cathleen in Riders to the Sea, and Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte.
Mary Ann has also adjudicated and guest conducted throughout the state of Virginia.
In 2013, Mary Ann founded Capital Harmonia, a local women's community choir. The choir specializes in performing for organizations that are involved in the concerns of women.
Mary Ann has recently joined the artistic staff at Encore Creativity for older Adults, conducting choir for 55+ community. She is the Program Director for Sentimental Journey Singers, a choir designed for singers with mild to moderate memory impairment and their care partners.