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Mary Ann East

Director of Music Ministries

Mary Ann East (DMA, Boston University; MM, George Mason University; BME, Indiana University) has taught music to ages 3-93. She is a former Fairfax County Public School music teacher where she taught elementary general music through high school choir and former adjunct professor at George Mason University. Mary Ann is currently the Music Director at Community of Faith UMC in Herndon, owner of Monarch Music, offering private piano and voice instruction in northern Virginia, and the Director of Arts for Life, designing creative arts programming for those with cognitive change and their care partners. 

Mary Ann has also adjudicated and guest conducted throughout the state of Virginia.  In 2013 she founded Capital Harmonia, a local women’s chorus whose mission is to bring music composed by women and for women’s voices to the DC area through partnerships with local women’s organizations.