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Mary Burroughs

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(horn, chamber music, aural skills)

D.M.A., University of Illinois; M.M., University of Wisconsin; B.M., University of Missouri.

Mary Burroughs, Professor of Horn, has taught at East Carolina University since 1987, having previously taught at the University of Montana, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and at Oshkosh. In addition to horn, she teaches aural skills and serves as a chamber music coach for student ensembles. Dr. Burroughs regularly performs solo recitals, chamber recitals with the Coastal Winds Quintet and faculty brass quintet and has performed as principal horn in numerous professional and community orchestras. Currently, she plays with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle in Durham, North Carolina and remains active as a freelance artist in chamber groups and with orchestras that include the North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Ballet and North Carolina Opera. She performed for two seasons with the Classical Music Festival in Austria and appears on an Arabesque recording with pianist, Ian Hobson and the Sinfonia da Camera. As an active member of the International Horn Society, Dr. Burroughs performs at the annual Southeast Horn Workshop along with her students. Her most influential teachers have been Gail Williams, Dale Clevenger and David Krehbiel. East Carolina University has recognized her teaching with the university-wide Alumni Teaching Award. Dr. Burroughs takes great pride in the fact that many of her former students are enrolled in graduate music programs or are teaching and performing nationally.

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