Dr. Mary Ogletree
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Violinist Dr. Mary Ogletree has performed in solo, chamber, and orchestral concerts in Germany, Italy, Great Britain, and throughout the United States. She is currently concertmaster of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, and is a regular soloist with the ensemble during its popular summer series, Valley Vivaldi. She is a member of the chamber group SATORI, and a first violinist with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra and the Bach Festival Orchestra. This group, performing with the Bethlehem Bach Choir, has performed in two European tours, at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, and has released four CDs of music by J.S. Bach, most recently the St. John Passion, released on the Analekta label in March 2012.
Dr. Ogletree received the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Kentucky; her Bachelor of Music degree was earned at the University of Michigan. She has won several competitions and awards, including the Kentucky Young Artists Competition, the Haggin Music Fellowship, the James B. Angell Award, and a full scholarship to study at the Aspen Summer Music Festival, where she studied with Mischa Mischakoff. Her post-doctoral studies were with Andor Toth at Stanford University and with Jon Beiler of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has taught in Italy for two summers, and studied related arts at Oxford University, Oxford, England for three summers. Currently Dr. Ogletree is a Professor of Violin at Kutztown University, where she teaches violin, viola, and chamber music, music theory, and a music literature course, "Women in Music." A gardener, mom, and voracious reader, Dr. Ogletree is currently owned by two small dogs and two large cats.