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Mary Papoulis


Mary Papoulis has 32 years’ experience teaching violin and performing as concertmaster with the Great Falls Symphony and its Cascade Quartet.

 In addition to her own private violin teaching and chamber coaching, she has adjudicated at state and district Montana festivals, taught at the Olympic Music Festival in Washington, the Summer Youth Orchestra Workshop in Bozeman, and a chamber music workshop with the Cascade and
Ying Quartets in Great Falls.

A native of New York, Mary has a creative performance style that has taken her all over the world, and to all corners of Montana. She has toured with the String Orchestra of the Rockies and also performed with numerous festivals, including the Spoleto and Assisi Performing Arts Festival in Italy, Big Sky Classical Music Festival, Amadeus Festival, Big Sky Alive contemporary music festival, and appeared as soloist with Solero Flamenco in the Houston Spanish & Flamenco Festival. 

Mary holds a DMA from State University of New York at Stony Brook, MM from Eastman School of Music, and BM from Indiana University. She studied baroque violin with Stanley Riche
and jazz violin with the Turtle Island String Quartet. 

Mary is also a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, Tamalpa Life Arts Process practitioner and teacher of Nia Technique.


She is the proud mother of two college students at Montana State University and University of Idaho.

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