Faculty Bio
Mary Keating

Violin

Bachelor of Music, California State University, Northridge
 
Mary Keating is a professional violinist in the Los Angeles area. She completed her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from California State University, Northridge. Mary has collaborated with many well known artists, such as Kendrick Lamar, Yoshiki, HAPA, JMSN, When in Rome UK, Whitton, and Monique Benabou. Her most known work is on Kendrick Lamar’s most recent album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. Mary has had the opportunity to perform with Shirley Jones, Cathy Rigby in Peter Pan, the Broadway-bound musical, Jekyll and Hyde (featuring American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis and Grammy nominated vocalist Deborah Cox), and has also had the opportunity to perform for former president, Jimmy Carter. Composers Mary has worked with include David Newman, John Williams, Mark Watters, Garry Schyman, as well as other famous film composers. Mary’s orchestral experience includes Debut Orchestra, GSPO, San Fernando Valley Symphony, San Bernardino Symphony, Central Philharmonic, and L’Orchestra Italiana del Cinema. Mary has studied mostly under Michael Ferril and Arnold Belnick, but has also participated in masterclasses with Martin Chalifour, Rebekka Hartmann, Michelle Kim, and Armen Anassian. Mary has played in several venues, including but not limited to, the House of Blues, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Thayer Hall, Palacio de los Deportes, Grammy Museum, Warner Grand Theater, California Theater, La Mirada Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, and Plummer Auditorium.
Violin