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Classical Music - Mary Clare earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Western Michigan University in 1975, and her Master of Music degree in piano performance and accompanying from Northwestern University in 1984.

Jazz - Ms. Barker has been performing in Chicago's top night clubs, hotels and restaurants for 20 years. You may have heard her at the Knickerbocker, Hotel Intercontinental, The Big House, Orso's, O'Brien's or Cornelia's among many other venues.

Singer - The talented pianist sings fluently in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.

Church Musician - For ten years Ms. Barker accompanied the Contemporary Choir at Holy Name Cathedral. She is currently a Music Minister at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood where she performs at weddings, funerals and Sunday liturgies. Mary Clare also performs, occasionally, at the Fourth Presbyterian jazz service.

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