In her first season as a Resident Artist at Minnesota Opera, Mary Box has been on music staff for La rondine, Silent Night, The Italian Straw Hat, The Fix, and the principal rehearsal pianist for La traviata
This summer, Mary returns to Lucca, Italy for her second season as a staff pianist at the Accademia Vocale Lorenzo Malfatti, studying opera conducting with Dean Williamson. She also returns to Houston’s HGOco for her fifth season coaching at Art of Opera camp. She also makes her debut with the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, Minnesota.
Prior to her appointment in Minnesota, Mary has been on music staff for productions at Opera San Antonio (chorusmaster), Sarasota Opera (assistant conductor), Wichita Grand Opera (head coach), Crested Butte Music Festival, Opera in the Heights (chorusmaster), and Rice University.
As an orchestral keyboardist, Mary has performed with the Houston Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Crested Butte Music Festival Orchestra, Rice University Opera Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble, and the Minnesota Opera Orchestra.
Mary has presented recitals with Barry Banks in Aspen, Colorado, as well as Ricardo Rivera-Soto and Thomas Glass at Rice University.
Mary holds a master’s degree in vocal coaching from Rice University, a master’s degree in piano performance from the University of Houston, and a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music.