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Mary Papoulis

Mary Papoulis joined the Great Falls Symphony’s Cascade Quartet and the String Orchestra of the Rockies in 1990. In addition to her private studio, she has taught at the Olympic Music Festival in Washington, the Summer Youth Orchestra Workshop in Bozeman, and workshops with the Ying Quartet. Her musical performances have taken her as far as China, Italy, Norway, and Cambridge, England. She holds a DMA from SUNY Stony Brook, MM from Eastman and BM from Indiana University. Her teachers have included Burton Kaplan, Joyce Robbins, Peter Salaff, Zvi Zeitlin, Stanley Riche and the Turtle Island String Quartet. She has been soloist with the Great Falls and Butte symphonies as well as Long Island Pops Concerto Competition winner. She can be heard on recordings with the Cascade Quartet as well as the String Orchestra of the Rockies.Papoulis is the proud mother of two sons, Brian and Kevin Gemberling. In her spare time, she plays folk, blues, and gypsy music with guitarist Rich Matoon.