Hello! I am a classically trained cellist from Nashville, TN and absolutely love to perform whenever possible. I am currently pursuing a Master's degree at The Cleveland Institute of Music and have an undergraduate degree from The McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University. Adding cello to your wedding, party, or ceremony of any kind will promote an artistic and refreshing atmosphere for everyone involved. I have played in several weddings across the US and would love to work with you to meet all your musical needs. Hope to meet you soon!
Mary Grace was able to play with my cousin who plays the piano. She was very flexible in this and they were able to practice a few hours and played beautifully on my wedding day together. She was prompt and professional. She sounded amazing!! I would recommend her to anyone!
MaryGrace is very knowledgeable about classical, hymns and current music. She is very professional, talented and as her name says full of grace. She and a couple of friends added an elegant flair to my wedding. I am so happy you were a part of my special day. I highly recommend Marygrace for any and all of you musical needs!
Price Range: $100 and up
Cellist MaryGrace Bender pursues a multi-faceted career in performance, recording, and music education. Currently pursuing a Master's degree at The Cleveland Institute of Music, she obtained her undergraduate degree at The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University in the studios of Hans Jørgen Jensen and Julie Albers. Bender’s extensive studies include summers at the Meadowmount School of Music, Brevard Music Festival, Chautauqua Summer Institute, and the Aspen Music Festival and School as a New Horizon's fellow. A recipient of the James T. McAfee, Jr. Endowed Vision and Leadership Scholarship, Bender passionately promotes the arts at a grassroots level by teaching and performing in schools, retirement homes, homeless shelters, and concert halls alongside her professional performances and recording projects.
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