Mary Jo Gothmann
Pianist Mary Jo Gothmann enjoys a varied career as a chamber musician, soloist, opera coach and organist. Her recent chamber music engagements have included performances with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, Minnesota Orchestra Sommerfest, Hill House Players, Bakken Trio, Music at Trinity, Colonial Chamber Music Series, Lakes Area Music Festival, and the Taos Chamber Music Group. Mary Jo is the founder and Artistic Director of the JOYA Chamber Music Series at Zion Lutheran Church in Anoka. Mary Jo is the pianist for VocalEssence and performs frequently with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. She has performed with EOS Orchestra in New York City, and as a piano soloist with the New Mexico Sym phony Orchestra and the St. Paul Civic Orchestra. She has worked for some of the most prestigious opera companies in the United States including the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Minnesota Opera and has performed recitals with singers from the Metropolitan Opera as well as with instrumentalists from many of the country's major symphony orchestras. Mary Jo is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Program, University of Minnesota, New England Conservatory and St. Olaf College.