In her second season as a Resident Artist at Minnesota Opera, Mary Box is on music staff for all main stage productions, including performing continuo for Don Giovanni.
Prior to her appointment in Minnesota, Mary has been on music staff for productions at Opera San Antonio (chorus master), Sarasota Opera (assistant conductor), Wichita Grand Opera (head coach), Crested Butte Music Festival, Opera in the Heights (chorus master), Fargo-Moorhead Opera (assistant conductor), 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, Lakes Area Music Festival Orchestra, and the Minnesota Opera Orchestra.
Equally at home in educational venues, Mary organized and presented over 60 outreach concerts as the Young Artist Program Director of Fargo-Moorhead Opera. She spent four summers as a pianist and coach for Art of Opera, a high school opera camp with Houston Grand Opera’s HGOco. She also spent a summer on staff in Lucca, Italy playing for the Accademia Vocale Lorenzo Malfatti.
Mary has presented recitals with Karin Wolverton in Minnesota, and 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.