Mary Balch, Instructor

Saxophone, Music Literature  

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Mary Balch serves as an adjunct professor of music at The University of Alabama in Huntsville and Oakwood University.  She specializes in saxophone, clarinet, and flute classical study. Other teaching duties have included music theory, ear training, music appreciation, and woodwind methods. She is active as an adjudicator for Alabama Bandmasters Association, clinician, chamber musician, and soloist.  Mrs. Balch holds a Master’s degree in woodwind performance from The University of Georgia.  She was a student of Dr. Theodore Jahn, clarinet, Dr. Kenneth Fischer, saxophone, and Dr. Ronald Waln, flute. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in music education with honors from The University of Montevallo, where she was a student of Dr. Lori N. Ardovino. A freelance musician in northern Alabama, she regularly performs with various community groups including Huntsville Chamber Winds, Clarion Winds Clarinet Ensemble, Prevailing Winds Flute Ensemble, Twickenham Winds, Celebration Winds, various school and community theater productions, and is active in her church, CrossWinds UMC.  Mrs. Balch has kept a private studio for the last fifteen years and her students include members of the Alabama All-State band. 


Faculty Since: 2007


  • Master of Music – University of Georgia
  • Bachelor of Music Education – University of Montevallo

Research/Creative Activity

  • Woodwind Methods
  • Woodwind Performance

Phone: 256-824-6436