Mary Beekman received a BA in music from Harvard and an MM in organ from New England Conservatory, where she studied with Yuko Hayashi. Prior to her position at First Church, she has been the Music Director of the Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church in Cambridge, MA; the Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, MA; the interim Music Director at St. Anne’s in the Fields, Lincoln, MA; and the interim Director of the Harvard University Choir, where she also provided organ for the morning chapel service in Appleton Chapel of Harvard’s Memorial Church.
Ms Beekman currently is Music Director of Musica Sacra, a choral ensemble presenting 4 programs per season in Cambridge, MA, and the Music Director of the Belmont Open Sings of Powers Music School, which presents four open sings per season with full orchestra and soloists.
She and her husband David Warner have worshiped at First Church with their family since 1991. Their two sons, Andrew (now 23) and Robin (now 21) were very active in the Children’s & Youth choirs and both played prominent lead roles in the Annual Musicals.