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October 22, 2012

Poole accepts prestigious post

THOMASVILLE — Thomasville native Mary Poole recently accepted the position of administrative and ensembles manager at The Juilliard School in New York, N.Y. Previously, she was an artist liaison at IMG Artists, where she worked with a large roster of classical musicians, including Joshua Bell and Leif Ove Andsnes. In 2011, she served as the Orchestra Manager and Assistant to Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival.

Poole attended Thomasville High School until her senior year when she moved to Michigan to pursue clarinet studies on a scholarship at the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Academy. In 2007, she graduated with highest honors and was presented with the prestigious Fine Arts Award in Clarinet.

She continued music studies at Indiana University, where she was a recipient of the Founder’s, Music Dean’s, Merle Evans, Hudson Holland Distinguished, E.H. Claus and Achieve scholarships. In 2010, Poole was a featured performer at the Festival Internacional Musica de Camara Colombian in Colombia and was sponsored by the Embassy of Spain to record a documentary CD of traditional Colombian music.

Additionally, she was a fellow at the National Symphony Orchestra where she performed a series of concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Poole began clarinet studies in 2003 with Mary Swift of Thomasville. She is the daughter of Virginia and W. Tracy Poole of Thomasville.

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