Mary Livingston is a life-long musician. She has a B.A. in Music Education from Macalester College. She plays many instruments, including piano, accordion, harmonica, folk harp, euphonium and tuba.
After a 35-year career as a Recreation Director with the City of Saint Paul - providing recreation activities for people with disabilities and senior citizens - Mary is now focusing on her second career as a musician.
As a Certified Music Practitioner™, Mary uses keyboard, accordion, harmonica, harp and/or her voice to create a healing environment through music. In addition to therapeutic playing, Mary is a 'music recreationist' leading sing-alongs and glee clubs in a variety of settings.
She also directs several ensembles: North Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir in North St. Paul, The Choralettes Women's Choir in South St. Paul, The Golden Melody Makers Senior Citizen Chorus in St. Paul, The Village Shores Senior Residence Choir in Richfield and is Co-director of the Capital City Wind Ensemble in St. Paul.