Mary Fearon

Edmonton · Alberta · Canada

Mary Fearon was born in Edmonton and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. While living in Toronto, she performed with many groups including the Canadian Opera Company, the Toronto Symphony, the Toronto Pops Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the York Brass.

Since returning to Edmonton, she has been a regular performer with the Edmonton Symphony, the Citadel Theatre, Alberta Baroque Ensemble, and numerous chamber ensembles. As a soloist, she has performed with Alberta Baroque Ensemble and Concordia University College Orchestra. Mary has been heard in recital at Alberta College, All Saints' Anglican Church, Canadian University College, Festival Place, King’s College, and the McDougall at Noon concert series. She has been featured on Our Music, CBC1, and has performed in the Wednesday at Winspear series.

Ms. Fearon has been the horn instructor at Alberta College since 1994, and teaches horn at University of Alberta and Concordia University College. She is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator, and is the founding member and conductor of Horns A’ Plenty, a horn choir with over 20 members!

Mary has been a Teaching Musician with the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive program since 2011, working with students in North/Central Alberta.

She loves encouraging students to engage in meaningful ways with classical and contemporary composers.

Music Alive Program Options:

  • Classical Composers (Possible Composers: Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, or R. Murray Schafer)
  • Cross-Cultural Experiences (Possible Themes: Music & Nature, Friends & Family, or Listening & Creativity)