Mary Wheelock Javian is an active performing and teaching artist. A double bassist, she performs frequently with the Philadelphia Orchestra as well as the IRIS Orchestra (Tenn.), the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Philly Pops, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. As a chamber musician, Ms. Javian has performed and recorded with Network for New Music, the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, and the Apple Hill Chamber Players.
A Maryland Distinguished Scholar, Ms. Javian has won fellowships with the Tanglewood Music Center, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Verbier Festival, and the National Symphony. A passionate advocate for music education and community engagement, Ms. Javian has worked as an education consultant for musical groups throughout the country. She is the School Partnership Program Coordinator at the Philadelphia Orchestra and the curator of ClassicAlive for LiveConnections. Ms. Javian is a 1999 graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Harold Robinson, principal double bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She was appointed faculty instructor of Curtis’s Community Artists Program in 2012.