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    Felicity Mazur-Park is Composer, Pianist, and Organist currently based in Dallas, Texas. She has a mixture of English and Latvian heritage. She grew up in the small market town of Tavistock, England. Tavistock is next to Dartmoor National Park, which has its own unique breed of wild ponies. Both her parents are professional musicians so she learned to play musical instruments starting from the age of four. She plays the piano, violin, flute, and organ. While growing up in Tavistock, she attended Mount Kelly, formerly Kelly College, which is a traditional boarding and day independent school. It still has a lot of the original stone buildings from its founding in the 1800s and extensive grounds. It reminds people of Hogwarts from the Harry Potter books.

    Felicity started formally studying music composition at the age of eleven. This became the primary focus of her education for many years. After completing her A-levels at Mount Kelly in 2007 she moved to Boston, Massachusetts to attend The Boston Conservatory. In the summer of 2008 she attended the European American Musical Alliance Composition Program at L’Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris for which she received a Florence Gould Foundation/Michael Iovenko Memorial Scholarship. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition from The Boston Conservatory (Boston, MA) in May 2011. After graduating she, her husband and young son moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue their musical goals.

    Felicity was busy musically in Nashville. She taught private piano, theory and music technology related lessons, performed and worked on various compositional commissions. Additionally, she served as Organist/Accompanist at Rehoboth United Methodist Church in Gallatin, TN from October 2013 to March 2018. Lastly, she graduated with her Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Music Concentration from Tennessee State University in December 2017. Felicity recently completed her Master of Education thesis, Ethnic Music in Nashville: A Choral Approach, which is published online.

    In March 2018, Felicity moved to Dallas, TX to start a role as a full time Piano Accompanist for Irving Independent School District in Irving, TX. She accompanied MacArthur High School Varsity SATB and Non-Varsity Treble choirs at the 2018 and 2019 University Interscholastic League competitions. They received superior concert ratings in 2018 and Non-Varsity Treble was awarded a sweepstakes in 2019 (highest possible score).

 

    In June 2018, she began teaching private piano and composition and later voice lessons at the Music Maker Arts Center in Southlake, TX. She established a composition program at the studio. Two of her students placed in the 2019 TMTA Student Affiliate Original Composition Contest. One student won the Large Ensemble category and another was awarded third place in the Solo Grades 1-3 category. Additionally, she started teaching piano and voice at Frisco School Of Music in January 2020. 

    In August 2018, she founded a Festive Piano Composition Competition. The inaugural competition received over 150 entries from composers from over 30 countries. All entries were of very high quality. She selected 16 winners who had their pieces performed in a piano recital at Dallas Public Library's J. Erik Jonsson Central Library Auditorium on December 22, 2018.

    In September 2018, Felicity became the Director of Music at Bethany Lutheran Church in Dallas. In her role she plays the organ and the piano for services, directs the church choir, and is involved in administrative tasks such as worship planning, developing the worship and music budget, and piano and organ maintenance. She is thankful for the opportunity to grow both her musical and leadership skills through this role. 

 

    Felicity is proud to be a member of Boston Conservatory at Berklee Alumni Committee. Her works have been performed by ensembles including: Xanthos, Juventas New Music Ensemble, The Boston Conservatory Orchestra, and Ludovico Ensemble. She has had works read by Brave New Works, The Boston Conservatory Orchestra, and The Boston Conservatory Chorale. She has studied music composition with Andrew M. Wilson, Jan Swafford, Dalit Warshaw, Andy Vores, Marti Epstein, and Olga Harris.

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