Mary McDonald

Mary McDonald

Mary McDonald is well known in sacred music. With a career that spans over thirty-five years, her songs appear in the catalogs of every major publisher of church music. More than eight hundred anthems, seasonal musicals and keyboard collections testify to her significant contribution to sacred literature. In 2000, Mary became the first ever woman President of the Southern Baptist Church Music Conference. In addition she has served as accompanist for the Tennessee Men’s Chorale since 1985. Her greatest desire is “to give God glory for the songs He has allowed me to compose. He alone, is the true Creator behind my pen.”

In 2011, after serving as sacred music editor for The Lorenz Corporation in Dayton, Ohio for more than twenty years, Mary answered a new call. Now she takes her tremendous passion and love for music making directly to churches as an independent artist. She is in constant demand in churches across the nation for composer weekends and conferences.

2017 Breakout Sessions

Accompanying and Arranging
Examining choral music from the pianists' perspective and outlining some simple arranging techniques for better support from the bench.
Playing with Power, Passion, and Purpose
Helpful hints for a more dramatic, effective presentation from the piano.
Serving in the Trenches
Offering encouragement, support, and solutions to reignite your passion for the call of service through music. A look at new keyboard books by Mary McDonald will be included in this session.

Previous Sessions from Mary McDonald at Alleluia
The Heart of Service Playing
Alleluia Conference 2012