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Mary Alice Hendricks - is an accomplished and experienced player in all kinds of musical venues, as both soloist and chamber musician. Her teachers included Gabor and Peter Rejto in Claremont, California as well as India Zerbe Jobelmann and Hamilton Cheifetz in Portland, Oregon. While earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees, she has performed with the Portland Opera, Monterey County and Columbia symphonies, Orchester Heidelberg, Portland Civic Theatre and many others, as well as soloist with the Portland Chamber Orchestra under Paul Bellam. Other chamber music credits include a successful Oregon tour with her piano quartet and appearances with the Virtuosi della Rosa, a versatile group of chamber players in Portland.Mary Alice was principal cellist for the Bremerton Symphony for six years, and more recently has been a member of the Iris Quartet in Seattle, a group of women dedicated to true performance on Baroque- and Classical-era instruments. Mary Alice’s teaching experience goes back to 1983 where she began as a theory teacher for the Portland Youth Philharmonic preparatory orchestra and then later as the cello instructor for Young Musicians and Artists summer camp at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. She also served as a section coach for several schools in the Kitsap County area and wrote and performed 35-minute assembly programs of musical history and styles for K-8 audiences.Since relocating to San Diego, this versatile player been active with the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, and has also performed as a supporting musician in pop concerts by Smokey Robinson and Miss Patty Page. She continues her teaching as a private cello instructor and coaches the Sundance Elementary School cellists in Rancho Penasquitos.A sample of Mary Alice’s playing can be heard at; click on “Autumn of Angels”.


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