B i o g r a p h y
Marie Brown Curea spent her formative years in Wisconsin where she studied piano and violin with Irma and Louise Schenuit-Hall. Her Midwestern family encouraged honesty, integrity, humility and perseverance; values she holds steadfastly to this day.
As a young woman, she moved with her family to Los Angeles and continued her music education at UCLA where she majored in both English and Music and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The College of Letters and Science.
Marie has given major performances as a concert pianist and orchestral performances as violinst in Wisconsin with continued performances as piano soloist, duo pianist, and accompanist in California and the Midwest.
For over 35 years she has been teaching and ajudicating piano competitions in Southern California: MTAC-Certificate of Merit Program, National Guild of Piano Teachers, Bach Festivals, Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition, Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, and the San Diego Music Teachers Sonata Competition for the past 22 years.
Marie is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, the International Professional Music Fraternity, California Association of Professional Music Teachers; Music Teachers of California, West Los Angeles Branch; the National Guild of Piano Teachers, Music Teachers National Association, and the Dominant Club, the oldest professional organization for Women Artists.
Marie appears in the International Who’s Who in Music, The World’s Who's Who of Women, and Personalities of the West and Midwest.
Marie's birthday is May 5th. She enjoys antiquing with her friend and business partner, Brian. She has one daughter, Victoria, and a beloved cat named Cocoa who enjoys his musical house.