Mary Bronaugh Davis

Mary Bronaugh Davis

Title: Music Educator
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Mary Bronaugh Davis, Music Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the Piano and Organ.

Ms. Davis has been a teacher of the piano and organ since 1962, and attributes her success to her mother and father both playing the piano. Her mother got a duet book for them and that’s where it started. Her father could play music by ear. Ms. Davis also serves as a minister and organist with the Barry Christian Church in Kansas City, and has taught with the Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods. She is the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in the pages of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.

Ms. Davis is the daughter of John Esme Bronaugh and Martha Lucinda Bronaugh, and a Kansas City native on the Kansas side. She attended the William Jewell College to earn an AB in 1959. After graduating college, she went on tour that summer in Canada, and while going back home through Nebraska she received a letter asking if she wanted to teach piano. Ms. Davis accepted, and taught with the Leshosky Music Store in Gladstone, Missouri from 1959 to 1961. She became a professional organist in 1965 playing for the President Hotel in Kansas City, and while teaching at Metropolitan Community College she earned an MA in conservatory music in 1974.

Since 2004, Ms. Davis has been a trustee of the Missouri 4-H Foundation, and is a prolific contributor to the Kansas and national music community. She is handbell chair of the Missouri Federation of Music Clubs, and has supported the MMTA and the Music Teachers National Association, and is a former president of the Kansas City Music Teachers Association and the Kansas City Federated Music Teachers. Ms. Davis was honored with a 2004 Outstanding Service Award from the MMTA, and was named Church Musician of the Year of the Missouri Federation of Music Clubs from 1998 to 1999.

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