Mary Hellmann is an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of North Carolina's Elizabeth City State University campus. Her principal instructors were Menahem Pressler, Ian Hobson, Michel Block, and Noel Engebretson. She has participated in various master classes with Ward Davenny, Lillian Kallir, Joseph Kalichstein, Rebecca Penneys, Theodore Lettvin, Gyorgy Sebok, and Russell Sherman.
Ms. Hellmann maintains an active performing schedule as both soloist and chamber musician and is a frequent master class clinician and adjudicator for competitions and festivals. She has been invited to present programs for the Alabama Public Television series Pianists at Work. Some recent performances in university and festival settings include: the Rutgers International Piano Festival, the International Computer Music Conference, the Midwest Composers Forum, the Festivale Internationale de Todi, Italy and the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States Conference.
She received the Bachelor of Music, University of Louisville; Master of Music, Piano Performance and Master of Music, Pedagogy, University of Illinois; Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Alabama. She completed additional graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University.