As long as Mary Ann can remember, she has always been drawn to creating music. At the age of eight, Mary Ann began her studies in piano and having an unusually gifted ear for music, began pursuing other instruments not long afterward. At the age of ten, she began her studies in percussion where she learned how to play a wide variety of percussive instruments. At the age of sixteen, Mary Ann began playing the acoustic guitar and later taught herself to play the bass guitar. She has recently picked up another stringed instrument - the mountain dulcimer.
Over the years, Mary Ann Young has been recognized for her prolific songwriting as well as her powerful, yet soothing vocals.
Mary Ann was honored at the Great American Song Contest where she was recognized as a top finalist for her moving ballad, "Where Birds Can Fly" in the Singer-Songwriter category for 2019. Also, her powerful ballad, "A Great Big World" won outstanding songwriting awards at Great American Song Contest in the Christian/Inspirational category. *See Great American Song Contest for 2008 and 2009.
As a multi-instrumentalist, Mary Ann Young enjoys composing instrumental music woven with ambient, chill, classical, ethereal, and romantic tones with a Christian theme. Her music is mainly focused around the piano, but enjoys adding other instruments as well.
One of Mary Ann's highlights in her musical career was when she was invited as a guest artist and interviewed on the popular television show, Sacramento & Company on News10 (ABC). She also has toured with bands throughout the United States as well as different parts of the world, sharing the gift of music as a featured vocalist.
Mary Ann Young's music is currently featured on Spotify, Pandora Radio, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube, and many other venues.
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