Dr Mary C. Breden
June 2015

France - Paris, Louvre   France - Normandy, American Cemetary

France with Mary Breden - June 2015

The 2015 Dr. Mary Breden FRANCE CHORAL FESTIVAL - Paris & Northern France

Dr Mary C. Breden

Loyola Marymount University

Mary Breden is Director of Choral Activities and Chair of the Department of Music at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. A member of the music faculty at LMU since 1992, Breden has also taught in both the choral and music education programs at San Jose State University and The University of Texas at Austin, and at Holy Family High School in Glendale, California.

At Loyola Marymount Breden supervises the Choral Conducting program. Under her leadership the LMU Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus, and Consort Singers have appeared in a variety of venues throughout California, as well as New York City, Boston, Portland, Seattle, Tucson and Phoenix. Throughout their history the ensembles have also performed at several ACDA Conferences. They have premiered commissioned works by David Conte, Morten Lauridsen and Z. Randall Stroope. In 2015 they will present the world premiere of Paul Gibson’s Te Deum in celebration of 50 years of the Loyola and Loyola Marymount choral traditions. They have toured with Michael Crawford and appeared with him on his PBS special Michael Crawford...Music of the Night. Internationally Breden has conducted the LMU choruses in concerts throughout Italy, Germany and Austria, and has appeared as a guest conductor in Brussels, Belgium.

Active as a choral clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor, Breden is a Past President of the Western Division of the American Choral Directors Association.

She received her M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in Choral Music from Arizona State University where she studied conducting with Douglas McEwen. She also studied with Paul Salamunovich while in undergraduate studies at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, and was, for several years, his accompanist with the choruses at Loyola Marymount University.