Classically trained at a top music conservatory in composition and piano performance, Marie Budinsky-Maher resumed her musical career in 2009 after earning a M.A. in Music Composition and concluding her multi-year corporate career for a Fortune 10 Company where she held positions in Finance, Operations, and M&A.

A member of ASCAP, Marie is a versatile composer experienced in a broad range of musical styles from orchestral art music to world music to commercial music genres including adult contemporary, smooth jazz, American song book and music for film and TV.

Marie maintains a private teaching studio in piano, composition and theory while continuing to compose and promote her music for commercial placement. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the FSMTA, and local BCMTA. She has obtained MTNA National Certification in piano performance and is serving as the Chairperson for the BCMTA's Composition Competition.

Professional-Academic Background

-Cum laude graduate of University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (Bach. of Music. Music Composition)
-Graduate of Florida Atlantic University (MBA, MA in Music Composition)

-Film Underscore. "Ghostwriter" Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (2011)
-Orchestral Piece #1 (under direction of Gerhard Samuel)
-Psalm 105 (conducted by John Leman)
-Moments Blue for Sam (Cincinnati Composers Guild)

Radio Appearances:
-WAIF Community Radio - Cincinnati OH, 88.3FM, The Composer's Gallery
-WXEL Public Radio - West Palm Beach, 90.7FM, Joanna Marie Show

-Moments Blue for Sam (Suite for Jazz Piano and Flute)
-Phillippians 123 (Pipe Organ and Chorus)
-Chorale for Tuba

Professional Organizations:

Professional Experience:
Member of the board of directors of Broward County Music Teachers Association (BCMTA)
National teaching certification in piano performance from Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
Composer of premiered short film (2011)
Prior: 21+ years multi-disciplined experience with Fortune 10 Company including FP&A, project management, P&L Operations and multiple M&A transaction negotiations totaling in excess of $9Bil U.S.

  • Member Since: 2010


Kenneth LaVone
over 30 days ago to Marie Budinsky-Maher

Just listened to your Orchestral Piece. Very well written. You have a good grasp of orchestraion and scoring. Well done.

over 30 days ago to Marie Budinsky-Maher

hello marie--loved your gasparilla composition-i know a lot about boca grand--been there about 10,000 times--peace--joe

Hi!! Thanks for your attention and review! Glad to meet you!

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