Mary Hellmann

Chair, Department of Music
Professor of Music

Contact Information


Students at Chowan University are provided a unique experience that will develop their musical and spiritual lives. Their education at our institution will provide the foundation for years of continued growth in their respective fields of study. I am honored to be growing music colleagues who will interact with me professionally for many years.


  • DMA, University of Alabama
  • Visiting Scholar: Indiana University & Eastman School of Music
  • MM, University of Illinois, Piano Performance
  • MM, University of Illinois, Piano Pedagogy
  • BM, University of Louisville, Piano Performance

Courses Taught

  • Applied Piano
  • Music History
  • Piano Literature
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Accompanying
  • Group Piano
  • Music Appreciation

Academic & Scholarly Achievements

  • Service
    Obtained a new 9 foot Concert Grand Steinway Piano, 6.8 Yamaha Grand Piano,15- seat  Electronic piano lab, and Yamaha T-115  practice room pianos for the department, through a Federally Funded Grant.

    Co-Chair, NASM Self-Study in preparation for 10-yr. reaccreditation process April 2014.

    Member:  General Studies Advisory Board, Joint Council for Student Affairs Judicial Board, New Student Orientation Recruitment committee
    Chair the Publications committee
    Editor for Degree Audit and SmartCatalog for the Department of Visual & Performing Arts

    Upcoming and Recent Festivals/Performances/Recordings

    Guest Artist: The Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference/SCI 50th Anniversary, The University of Florida School of Music, Gainesville, Florida
    November 12-14, 2015

    NYC International Electroacoustic Music Festival, Abrons Art Center, NY

    33rd Annual Contemporary Music Festival, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

    Burnim Fine Arts Center, Holland/Hellmann Duo, Elizabeth City, NC

    The Society of Composers, Inc., Newport News, VA

    Ferguson Center, Holland/Hellmann Duo, Newport News, VA

    Hampton University Symphony Orchestra, Mozart K. 595

    Albemarle Symphony Orchestra Beethoven, Concerto No. 5

    Albemarle Symphony Orchestra Beethoven, Concerto No.4, Elizabeth City, NC

    Spring Arts Festival, Elizabeth City, NC

    Immanuel Concert Series, Portsmouth, VA

    Davidson College, Guest Artist, Charlotte, NC

    Favorites CD Release/Longleaf Music Publications, Bloomington, IN

    Hellmann, Mary E.  Grażyna Bacewicz’s Ten Concert Etudes, 1956:  an examination of Etudes Nos. I, II, IV, and VIII, Thesis (D.M.A, ) University of Alabama, 2005.

    William Peace University Show Choir Competition, Gates, NC
    MTNA Competition Piano Collegiate/Artist Division for the state of Virginia
    Competition Collegiate Division Alabama Federation Music Club

    Professional Organizations
    College Music Society (CMS)
    National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
    Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
    National Association for Music Education (NAfME)