Artist • Recording Artist
Mary Beth Carlson, composer, recording artist and former Teacher of the Year, performs nationally as a pianist and speaker for a wide variety of special events. As Lead Pianist at Nordstrom Mall of America for nearly 15 years, she managed piano entertainment for most of those years. Much of her original music has been composed in honor of her daughter Jody, who was born with cerebral palsy and autism.
She has written and performed music specifically for the International Special Olympics, Arc, Fraser Community Services, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, and the Alzheimer’s Association. “A Bridge Over Time,” the title song for one of Mary Beth’s albums, is featured on Lasting Memories, a fund raising project for the Minnesota Alzheimer’s Association, produced by Grammy Award-winning artist J.D. Steele. Fortunate to have had opportunities to perform for a variety of distinguished audiences, she was particularly honored to have been invited by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to present a concert of restoration to guests from forty countries at The Cove in Asheville, NC.
She has participated in disabilities outreach conferences with Joni Eareckson Tada, internationally renowned author and speaker. Mary Beth has produced and recorded nineteen albums of piano orchestral music and has been featured on additional CDs with artists including Sandi Patty, Jim Brickman, Darlene Zschech, Sheila Walsh and Don Moen.
Visit www.marybethcarlson.com to learn more.