Mollie Baldwin Manner, an accompanist with NWU since 2004, has taught music at the MacDuffie School for Girls (Springfield, MA) and the Church of the Redeemer preschool and pre-first grade (Baltimore, MD); and piano at Essex Community College and Dundalk Community College, also Baltimore.
She has been an accompanist and orchestra member for several productions at the Lincoln Community Playhouse, Haymarket Theatre, Pinewood Bowl, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, and Mahoney State Park.
In addition, she has done music direction for High School Musical, Annie Get Your Gun, South Pacific, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Day, Babes in Toyland, Godspell, G.I. Holiday Jukebox, The Taffetas, and several youth productions. Her onstage credits include Buddy! the Buddy Holly Story, Seussical, Honk!, Cinderella, Tommy, How to Eat Like a Child, the Hoboken Chicken Emergency, Fiorello, and Carmen.
Besides past participation in church choirs and performing in area churches, she is music leader for the monthly ecumenical Taize prayer and meditation service at First-Plymouth Church.
M.Mus. in piano performance, University of Wisconsin - Madison (concerto performance winner)
B.Mus. in piano performance, University of Nebraska - Lincoln (Vreeland award: music composition)
The Manner family has adopted and found homes for many alumni of the NWU Psychology Department's annual Extreme Rat Challenge.