Where are they Wednesday: Mary Parkinson | College of Arts

Where are they Wednesday: Mary Parkinson

Mary Parkinson

Founder, Director & Lead Music Therapist for Wellington Music Therapy Services
Bachelor of Arts, Music (2012)

Today's alumni spotlight is on Mary Parkinson, 2012 Bachelor of Arts Music graduate from our School of Fine Art and Music. During her time at U of G, Mary was the President of the University of Guelph Music Students' Association, participated in the University of Guelph Chamber Choir, and the University of Guelph Women's Choir. After completing her education at the U of G, Mary went on to study her Master of Arts in Music Therapy from Concordia University, and graduated in 2015. Mary has significantly contributed to our music community since graduating from the U of G. Mary has been a Music Therapist for several companies, including Fermata Inc. in Hamilton and St. Joseph's Health Centre in Guelph, she is the Founding Director of the Eramosa's Children Chorus, the Founder and Facilitator of Connect 2 Music Therapy, and currently works as the Founder, Director and Lead Music Therapist for Wellington Music Therapy Services. Wellington Music Therapy Services is a small healthcare business that provides music therapy and adapted music lessons to promote development, health, and well-being to all people, regardless of age, ability, or social status. Needless to say, Mary has made a substancial impact in the music therapy field within our community. 

Congratulations on your immense achievements, Mary, we're honoured to have you as a College of Arts alumna.

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