Mary Ann Ramos
Northern Arizona University
Dr. Mary Ann Ramos has been on cello faculty at Northern Arizona University since the Fall of 2010. She holds prizes in various competitions, among them the Mexican National Cello Competition and the Music Teachers National Association. Solo concerto appearances include the Gateway Festival Orchestra, the University City Symphony, the Alton Symphony, and the Kirkwood Symphony. On May 19, 2010, Dr. Ramos was invited to be the featured soloist at the Official State Luncheon hosted by Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton in honor of the President of Mexico's visit to Washington, D.C.
This summer, she will be on faculty at the Sphinx Performance Academy in Chicago, IL and Oberlin, OH. Previous summer festival engagements have included Festival du Chambre du Larzac (France), Festival Artistico Coahuila (Mexico), PhoenixPhest (Michigan), Insbrook Institute (Missouri), Chamber Music Encounter (Missouri), Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory (Colorado), Peaks to Plains Advanced Chamber Camp (Colorado), Chamber Music Connection (Ohio), and Curry Summer Music Camp at NAU (Arizona).
Dr. Ramos completed her Bachelor's degree as a student of Laurence Lesser, her Master's degree as a student of Richard Aaron at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and her Doctorate as a student of Anthony Elliott and the University of Michigan.