Maeve Brophy (she/her) returned to her hometown of Memphis in 2019. Since then, she has been recruited as a substitute music director for Opera Memphis and substitute pianist for the Memphis Symphony. She is also a member of Blueshift and Luna Nova Ensemble, performing regularly at the Continuum and Belvedere festivals respectively. She is Head of Piano Studies at the Brown Baptist Academy of Music in Southaven and former Music Director of the Open Heart Spiritual Center. In 2019, she performed numerous times at the Green Room at Crosstown Arts and for the Crosstown Theater Silent Film Series. In the spring of 2020, she did a series of “Hunkering Down” solo piano jazz videos for her Youtube channel. In Oct. 2020 she collaborated on a virtual Beethoven lecture recital for the Beethoven Club in Memphis. She maintains a private teaching studio and devotes time to promoting solo and chamber music by women and composers of color. In the fall of 2020, she was a Resident Artist at Crosstown Arts and spent her residency doing livestream concerts and making videos of solo piano music by women and non-binary composers for her Youtube channel. She has performed her own composition, “Elegy No. 1”, at numerous venues in the Memphis area and elsewhere.
From 2011-2019, Maeve was a collaborative pianist at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She also taught piano at Belmont University, and she is a charter member of the Nashville-based contemporary ensemble chatterbird. She also is half of The Brophy Sisters, a duo with violinist Linnaea Brophy. She studied piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, New England Conservatory of Music, and Texas Christian University. She currently lives in Bartlett, TN with her daughter.