Mara Beckman received her Bachelor of Arts in Piano from UW-Stevens Point and received her Master’s Degree in Vocal Accompanying and Coaching from UW-Milwaukee. She has studied with Jeffry Peterson, Judit Jaimes, Katja Phillabaum and Michael Keller. Currently she is an instructor of piano at the Wausau Conservatory of Music. In addition to teaching, Ms. Beckman is a freelance performer throughout the Midwest. She has played for Opera for the Young, Milwaukee Ballet Company/School, Skylight Opera Company, String Academy of Wisconsin, Wausau Symphony, and numerous opera and musical productions. Mara is the accompanist for Pro Musica and Wausau Conservatory’s Choralation Choir.