Mary Nan Hudgins Mailman

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Mary Nan Hudgins MailmanMary Nan Hudgins Mailman ('50, '56 M.M.), 87, a professor of music who taught at UNT from 1976 to 1995, died June 25 in Weatherford. A lifelong pianist, she began her music career at age 20 when she won the 1949 G.B. Dealey Memorial Award and played a Mozart Concerto with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. She was a finalist in the International Concours in Geneva, Switzerland. She taught at the Eastman School of Music and East Carolina University in addittion to UNT. She especially loved performing works by Mozart and Poulenc and often played as a dual pianist with lonngtime friend and fellow piano faculty member Jean Mainous. She earned her degrees in piano at North Texas, where she studied with Silvio Scionti and was married to Martin Mailman, also a music professor. She earned an artist diploma from Juilliard, studying with the famous piano pedagogue Rosina Lhévinne. Survivors include her son, Matthew Mailman ('95 D.M.A.).

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