Mary Goetze’s professional activities centered around choral music, multiculturalism, teacher education and children’s singing. She is recognized for her work as conductor, composer, clinician, author, arranger and teacher. While on the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty, she founded the Indiana University Children’s Choir in 1980 and the International Vocal Ensemble (IVE) in 1995. IVE focused on songs from outside the western art tradition. She is the co-author of Educating Young Choral Singers: A Choral Resource for Teacher-Conductors, two elementary school series books, Share the Music and Spotlight on Music, a series of DVDs entitled Global and numerous chapters and articles. Many or her compositions and arrangements appear in the Mary Goetze Choral Series published by Boosey & Hawkes. She holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, and the University of Colorado. She resides in Bloomington, IN with her husband, Hobbes the cat, and numerous foster kittens.