Mary Sallee, piano
Mary Sallee is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and has run her own piano studio in Norman, Oklahoma since 1988. She holds a double bachelors degree in piano performance and vocal music education as well as a masters in piano performance and pedagogy, all from the University of Oklahoma. Her senior year, she was selected as the Outstanding Senior in the College of Fine Arts. Mary also studied for one year in Vienna, Austria as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.
As a composer, Mary writes a majority of the music used in her piano studio as well as vocal and choral music. She has over 60 publications with various publishers including Alfred, FJH, Carl Fischer and Willis/Hal Leonard. She enjoys composing for voice and piano and has been commissioned to write several choral works for churches, community choirs and arts organizations.
In 2000, she produced a CD of her original works for soprano and piano entitled; Every Time I Feel the Spirit. That same year she represented OMTA in the MTNA Distinguished Composer Competition with her commission A Modern Wedding Cantata.
Mary is a versatile performer and enjoys freelancing as an accompanist, church pianist, a classical duo performer and a dinner/jazz pianist. Her jazz group performs throughout the Oklahoma City metro and has been featured at the annual Jazz in June Festival in Norman.
Mary is an active Rotarian and stays busy as a volunteer at her church and throughout the community. In 2008, she was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by the Norman United Way.