Mary Fellman, Alto
Mary Fellman sings with the Sangre de Cristo Chorale and in the Trinity-on-the-Hill (Los Alamos) church choir in addition to The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus. Past organizations include: the National Philharmonic Chorale (Rockville, MD), the Palouse Choral Society (Moscow, ID), and the Whitman College Chorale (Walla Walla, WA).
She has performed in several choral concerts with The Symphony Chorus, including Handel’s Messiah in 2016–2017 and Choral Masterworks. After taking a year off, Mary rejoined I the fall of 2021—Brahms brought her back.
Both in ancient history, Mary holds a BA from Whitman College and an MA from Cornell University, She is trained as a pianist and organist. Admittedly, she only auditioned for her college chorale as a solidarity exercise with a friend, and was greatly surprised when she got in. That sparked a love of choral singing, which she has pursued ever since.
Mary Fellman grew up in Moscow, Idaho, went to college in Walla Walla, went to grad school in Ithaca NY, and then spent a few years on the East Coast before moving back West. She moved to Los Alamos in 2013 when her husband received a post-doc at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
In addition to Mary’s love of music and dedication to The Symphony Chorus, she has found time to be a contestant on the popular TV show, Jeopardy, and takes pride in fooling people day to day into thinking she was a music major. She is also a lover of dogs and keeps busy with her two adorable New Mexican mutts, Gozer the Gozerian and Rando Calrissian.