Mrs. Mary A. Moser

Violin, Viola Teacher

Mary Moser

SAA Member


Erie, PA
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Mary Moser, loves teaching students of all ages and enjoys helping them grow in their love of music. She enjoys working with students of all ages and is ready to work with anyone ready to try and ready to learn. “If you’re ready to try and learn, then be ready to grow and achieve! And with music… be ready to dream and dance.” Ms. Moser has trained in the Suzuki Philosophy with Ronda Cole, Michele George, Teri Einfeldt, Stevie Sandven, Edmund Sprunger, Kimberly Meier-Sims, and Beth Titterington. [ECC, Books 1-6, Practicum, Group Class Enrichment Course, Suzuki Principles in Action]

Ms. Moser is privileged to again perform with the Erie Philharmonic, merge with the string sections of the Erie Chamber Orchestra for their final two years, and freelance with fantastic colleagues in varied engagements in Erie. She also is honored to rejoin other fantastic musicians down south in Pittsburgh and Wheeling, WV. Ms Moser has glided her bow among string sections with the Bay Atlantic Symphony (NJ), Youngstown Symphony (OH), Westmoreland Symphony, Academy Orchestra, Pittsburgh Opera, and McKeesport Symphony while living in the Pittsburgh area. During her graduate work at Arizona State University she was a member of the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, was a founding member of the ASU Herberger Graduate String Quartet, enjoyed performing contemporary music with the ASU New Music Ensemble under the direction of Glenn Hackbarth, and took great joy in supporting new composers by premiering, performing and recording their works. Ms. Moser was also able to collaborate with her peers and with the Arizona State University Music Department’s faculty often to create wonderful contemporary programs with the iChamber ensemble. Toward the end of her graduate work, Ms. Moser joined as Principal Second Violin a new ensemble, Musica Nova, dedicated to performing new music.

Ms. Moser holds a Master of Music in Performance and Pedagogy degree from Arizona State University where she was the violin teaching assistant, and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from University of the Pacific. Always in demand as a teacher, she currently can be found on the campus of Mercyhurst University teaching Suzuki Violin and Viola in the Sullivan Conservatory, supporting the Mercyhurst Civic Orchestra and assisting her best and dearest friend, Mr Jonathan Moser (Artistic Director/Conductor and Suzuki kid himself), with the Erie Junior Philharmonic. Ms. Moser has also worked with many excellent academic and music institutions including The Music School of Delaware, Grove City College, Duquesne University’s City Music Center, Pittsburgh Music Academy, Westminster College, Carnegie Mellon University, Carlow University, Mesa Community Arts Center, Phoenix Liturgical Arts Center, an independent music program for elementary children in Baltimore, Maryland and has maintained a private studio since 1996.

Ms. Moser attended the Rome Festival in Rome, Italy; Tanglewood in Lennox, Massachusetts; and the Aspen Summer Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado, where she studied with Valeria Vilker-Kuchment, Jennifer John and Paul Kantor. Her principle teachers include Dr. Katherine McLin, and Dr. James Stern.