Mary Matthews enjoys an active and impressive career as an international soloist and chamber musician, new music specialist, and educator. She has performed on four continents in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Severance Hall, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Fundação Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Festival Goethe Institut Música Nueva, and Cité Internationale des Arts. She has also been a performing artist with the Newport Music Festival and the Maryland Wind Festival. She has presented masterclasses and recitals at Colorado State University, the University of Wyoming, and Bowling Green State University, among others.
A sought-after performer of new music, Mary has premiered over 30 new works by prominent American composers. She is known for her command of extended techniques and her adventurous programming. In February of 2018, she released the album "Three-Nine Line" on the MSR Classics label in collaboration with flutist-composer Nicole Chamberlain and flutist Matthew Angelo. The album features Nicole Chamberlain's solo, duo, and trio works for flute. She is half of Duo Rossignol with soprano Hillary LaBonte, and the two have been featured at New Music Gathering, the Dairy Arts Center's Soundscape series, and the National Flute Association convention. In 2012, she joined the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra as principal flutist and in this capacity has collaborated with some of New England's leading new music organizations.
She holds a D.M.A. from The Hartt School, a M.M. from the Peabody Institute, and a B.M. from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. She currently lives in Boulder, CO with her husband, trumpeter Brandon Norton, and her dogs, Avery and Chipper.