Mary Marden Cobb received her Bachelor of Music degree in performance from Oberlin Conservatory with Joseph Schwartz; Master of Music degree in performance from Manhattan School of Music with Seymour Lipkin; and did postgraduate study with Peter Serkin. She attended the Round Top Music Festival, Round Top Texas, with Leon Fleisher, as a scholarship participant. Ms. Cobb was a finalist in the Artists International Competition as a duo-recitalist in 1981.
Ms. Cobb's numerous solo recitals include St. Andrew Music Society Series, Gallery Concert Series, American Landmark Series, all in New York; "A Little Noon Music", Greenwich. Conn.; Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, Chautauqua, N.Y., King Concert Hall and Rosch Recital Hall in Fredonia. Her chamber music experience is extensive, including appearances at St. Bartholemew's Church, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Fourth Universalist Society of New York Series, Madison Equity Noontime Series, Donnell Library, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, all in New York City as member of the Arcadia Trio. Other chamber music performances include recitals at The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, N.Y., Candlelight Concert Series, New Brunswick N.J., Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y., Menotti in Buffalo, Fredonia Trilogy VII in Chautauqua, and Opus:Classics Live in Buffalo, as a member of The Fredonia Trio. She is currently the organizer and a member of Fredonia's Retro; a faculty group dedicated to 20th century chamber music repertoire.
Her teaching includes private teaching in New York City from 1982-1998, faculty of Rye Country Day School, 1978-88, referred teacher for Manhattan School of Music, and she is currently a piano faculty member of SUNY at Fredonia where she has taught since 1998. Other musical activities include musical direction for "The King and I" in Great Barrington, Mass., founder and director of American Renaissance Theater Chamber Music Workshop 1984-85, and creator of "Music Maestro", a music teaching game. Ms. Cobb is a native of Fredonia.