Large Ensemble

The Dallas Winds

Mary has performed with the Dallas Winds since 2002 but became an official member in 2003 after a successful audition. She has been involved in many of the groups fantastic outreach projects for students including the annual Summer Music Institute for the Dallas ISD students. 


The Dallas Winds performing at the Meyerson Symphony Center

She has also performed with the Dallas Winds for several of the world’s largest music conferences including WASBE, MIDWEST, TMEA, and CBDNA.

Mary has been a part of many of the CD recording projects since her hire including:

(John Williams project expected release in 2017)

Redshift, ​​2013

Playing with Fire, ​2012

Horns for the Holidays, 2012

Lincolnshire Posy, 2008 

Crown Imperial, ​​2007

Garden of Dreams, 2006 


The Dallas Winds group photo from Founder, Kim Campbell. www.dws.org for info. 

While a graduate teaching assistant during the Doctor of Musical Arts program at Louisiana State University, Mary took on roles as principal clarinet in the university wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, opera orchestra, and philharmonia.


Throughout coursework she managed to keep an active and successful audition and performance schedule in local, regional and national auditions. Mary won separate auditions on Bb and Eb clarinets with the Baton Rouge Symphony and was later added as a bass clarinet substitute. She also joined the Acadiana Symphony on Bb, Eb and bass clarinets.
Mary won the principal clarinet spot with the Ohio Light Opera in the 1997 season and can be heard on several recordings with the troupe which presents 8 operas and musicals in around 40 performances each season. The following year, she was also named principal with the Natchez Opera and continued to perform with BRSO and ASO while finishing coursework at LSU.

The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” 


At the end of coursework (1999), Mary won an audition with the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and moved to Washington D.C. as a member of the Ceremonial unit. She later auditioned for the Concert Band and was named “Eb Clarinet Soloist” in 2001.

The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”


The Army Band at Ground Zero following 9-11

Other ensembles Mary has performed with include the Baton Rouge Little Theater, Baton Rouge Gilbert & Sullivan Society, McLean Symphony, Dallas Festival of Modern Music, Shreveport Symphony, Shreveport Opera, East Texas Symphony, and Plano Symphony.