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About Mary C. Breden

Mary Breden is Director of Choral Activities and Chair of the Department of Music at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. A member of the music faculty at LMU since 1992, Breden has also taught in both the choral and music education programs at San Jose State University and The University of Texas at Austin.


At Loyola Marymount, Breden supervises the Choral Conducting Concentration. In this capacity she teaches such courses as Choral Conducting and Choral Methods. Under her leadership the LMU Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus, and Consort Singers have appeared in a variety of venues throughout California, as well as New York City, Boston, Portland, Seattle, Tucson and Phoenix. The ensembles have also appeared at ACDA Western Division Conventions, and toured with Michael Crawford and appeared with him on his PBS special Michael Crawford...Music of the Night. Internationally, Breden has conducted the LMU Choruses in concerts throughout Italy, Germany and Austria, and she has appeared as a guest conductor in Brussels, Belgium.


Active as a choral clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor, Breden is a Past President of the Western Division of the American Choral Directors Association. She has volunteered on the Education and Community Outreach Committee for the Los Angeles Master Chorale and is a member of the Southern California Vocal Association, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, and the International Federation of Choral Music.


Mary Breden received her M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in Choral Music from Arizona State University where she studied conducting with Douglas McEwen. Her undergraduate studies began at the Munich, Germany campus of the University of Maryland, with private piano studies in Munich and in Wiesbaden at the Wiesbadener Konservatorium. She completed the B.A. and B.M. degrees in piano performance at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles where she studied conducting with Paul Salamunovich, and was, for several years, his accompanist with the choruses at Mount St. Mary’s, Loyola University, and Loyola Marymount University.
[Professor. B.A. and B.M., Mount St. Mary’s College;M.M. and D.M.A., Arizona State University]

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Present Director of Choral Activities and Chair of the Department of Music, Loyola Marymount University
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mbreden@lmu.edu


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