Mary L. Gieselman
Instrument:  Clarinet

Mary’s first 12 years of her music education were spent playing the clarinet and saxophone in marching band, concert band, and various jazz ensembles. She continued lessons her first year of college, then put the instrument away to concentrate on other endeavors. She believes she is a good example of "You are never too old to pick it up again!"

Mary was born and raised in Louisa County, lived in Des Moines, and finally moved to Muscatine in 2003. She can be found working daily at Unity Physician Clinics as a family nurse practitioner. Her other interests include perennial flower gardening, biking, walking for exercise, and reading.

She encourages anyone who has an interest to come join the symphony. Orchestra members have a great time exploring new music, playing with other groups in Muscatine, and hosting a variety of guest artists.

Now that her three children are grown and the last is in college, she has also started taking piano lessons. Music just continues to be the challenge that calms her soul and soothes her spirit after a day of work. Playing in the Muscatine Symphony is a wonderful way to again be involved in music.

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