Mary Coy Whitmore

Mary Whitmore, known to colleagues and students as “Dr. Mary,” holds a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she studied music composition under the tutelage of Robert Gibson. She began studying composition with David Froom in 2009, and later John K. Leupold II, as an undergraduate student at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, with a focus on bassoon performance. Her music has been performed at the Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna, VA; at the Davies Concert Series in Temple Hills, the River Concert Series in St. Mary’s City, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, and other venues across the state of Maryland. Her music was also performed during the Alba Music Festival in Alba, Italy.

In addition to serving as the Music Director of the Davies Concert Series in Temple Hills, Dr. Mary teaches music theory, ear training, music history, and ethnomusicology in the Performing Arts department at the College of Southern Maryland. As a freelance musician, Dr. Mary has played in community theaters, bands, ensembles, and orchestras since 2004. She and her husband Josh have a four-year-old daughter named Valerie.