Mary Harrah • Musician • Educator • Linguist

The Phoenix Symphony, sub/extra viola (2005-present)
The Arizona Opera, sub/extra viola (2004-present) 

Tucson Symphony, sub/extra viola (2015-present)  

AIMS in Graz, section viola (2018-2019) 
The Who: The Who Hits Back! 

The Eagles: Hotel California Tour 2020 

Game of Thrones: A Concert Experience
Marvin Hamlisch
Clay Aiken
Johnny Mathis 

Marie Osmond
Recordings and Broadcasts 
Arizona Opera, Riders of the Purple Sage. Nationwide broadcast 25 November 2017. European broadcasts in 2018.
Cinematic Pop,, 2015
R. Carlos Nakai, Fourth World, Canyon Records, 2002 (Grammy Nominee)
George Walker, Lilacs, ASU Symphony Orchestra, 2002
National Orchestral Institute, Broadcast on NPR's Performance Today, 2001 

Mesa Community College (since 2007), Instructor of Viola and Violin, MTC 101, MHL 115
Mary Harrah Violin and Viola Studio (since 1998) 

Arizona School for the Arts (2016-2018), Director of Orchestras
Scottsdale Unified School District (2004-2015), Strings Specialist 


Guest Lecturer, String Methods Class, Mesa Community College, 2022, 2021, 2020

Clinician, West Valley Youth Symphony Viola Sectionals, 2021, 2018, 2015

Clinician, Phoenix Youth Symphony String Orchestra and Symphonette Orchestra, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
Clinician, Virtuoso Violas (ASTA), Mesa, AZ, 2017, 2016
ASTA CAP Adjudicator, Flagstaff, AZ, 2016, 2015, 2013 

Guest Lecturer, String Methods Class, Northern Arizona University, September 2014  
From The Ashes: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

March 6, 2022

From The Ashes: Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Transcribed for Viola

February 28, 2021

Grand Canyon University: Faculty Recital  

October 23, 2019  
 Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio   
8 Pieces for Viola, Clarinet, and Piano, Op. 83

Grand  Canyon University: Faculty Recital

November 28, 2018 

Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio

Arizona State University, DMA Candidate Recitals, 2001, 2003, 2004
Arizona State University, MM Candidate Recitals, 1999, 2000 
 Harrah, M.C.W. (2005) The Sonata for Viola and Piano (1926) of Nikolai Andreyevich Roslavets: A Historical Examination, Analysis and Performer's Guide. Doctoral research paper, Arizona State University, 2005. 
 American String Teacher's Association (ASTA)
Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA)
American Viola Society (AVS)
College Music Society (CMS)


DMA, MM, Arizona State University, Viola Performance. Research Document: The Sonata for Viola and Piano (1926) of Nikolai Andreyevich Roslavets:  A Historical Examination, Analysis and Performer's Guide.   
 BA, Wellesley College, cum laude in History and Russian, with High Honors in Russian Language and Literature.