Mary Ann Ramos, cello
Dr. Mary Ann Ramos has been a member of the cello faculty at Northern Arizona University since 2010. She holds prizes in various competitions, including the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Performance Competition. She has appeared as a soloist with the Gateway Festival Orchestra and the University City, Alton, and Kirkwood symphony orchestras. In 2010 Dr. Ramos was invited to be the featured soloist at an official state luncheon in honor of the President of Mexico's visit to Washington, D.C., hosted by Vice President Joseph Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
In 2018 she serves on the faculty at the Sphinx Performance Academies in Chicago, at Oberlin Conservatory, and at the Curtis Institute of Music. Previous summer festival engagements have included Festival et Rencontres de Musique de Chambre du Larzac (France), Festival Artístico Coahuila (Mexico), PhoenixPhest (Michigan), Insbrook Institute (Missouri), Chamber Music Encounter (Missouri), Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory (Colorado), Peaks to Plains Suzuki Institute’s Advanced Chamber Camp (Colorado), and Chamber Music Connection (Ohio).
Dr. Ramos completed her bachelor’s degree at New England Conservatory as a student of Laurence Lesser, her master’s degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Richard Aaron, and her doctorate at the University of Michigan as a student of Anthony Elliott.