Mary Doughty Mauch
Mary Doughty Mauch has a wide range of experience as a choral conductor, music teacher, singer, and accompanist. As the spouse of a now-retired Air Force officer, she had the opportunity to study, sing, and conduct throughout the United States and Europe.
She earned a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education with Honors from the University of Illinois and a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting with Highest Honors from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
She has been a member of the professional core and/or chamber choirs of several major symphony and professional choruses including the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, the Virginia Symphony Chorus, the Virginia Chorale, the Las Vegas Master Singers, the Frankfurter Kantorei, and the Darmstadt Konzertchor.
Her teaching experiences in schools range from kindergarten through college in addition to conducting countless semi-professional, community, and church choirs in both the United States and Germany. She was an active chorale clinician in Stuttgart, Germany and has always enjoyed teaching both piano and voice private students.
In addition, she founded the Illinois Landowners Alliance and attributes its success to principles learned at Chorus America. This work has resulted in a lengthy legal battle at the Illinois Commerce Commission, an appeal in the Illinois Appellate Court, and a precedent-setting win at the Illinois Supreme Court to preserve landowners’ rights in Illinois Landowners Alliance v. Illinois Commerce Commission.