Mary Theodore holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in violin from the University of Washington

Mary Theodore, a Madison resident, is originally from New York State. In her desire to explore the Pacific Northwest, she took her studies to the University of Washington in Seattle. There, she earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in violin with teacher Ronald Patterson as well as her Master's and Bachelor's degrees in violin and a Graduate Theory Certificate.

Mary has also studied privately with Joey Corpus in New York City and performed in master classes led by such distinguished artists as Joseph Silverstein, Charles Castleman, and Norman Carroll. She has extensive orchestral experience and has been a member of both the Madison Symphony and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestras since 2006. She has also freelanced in the New York City area and played on the film scores for major motion pictures. Mary loves chamber music and spent four years as Founder/Artistic Director of Sound Ensemble Wisconsin. Competing with her musical passion, however, are her two beautiful children, who are also her best teachers. She spends as much time as she can with her children and husband and together they enjoy biking, hiking, gardening, reading, and pizza pajama parties.