Maria Thompson Corley


“…a superlative pianist who at the same time articulates exquisitely both the broad descriptive aspects and the nuances of the pieces she performs.”

Royal Gazette, Bermuda



“Exhibiting the performance ability, technique, and personal style of a true virtuoso, Dr. Corley’s talents are augmented by her ability to provide first-rate instruction to any level of student. Professional in manner, warm in personality, and gifted in ability, she easily inspires pupils with her own musical intensity without creating tension. With this in mind with great pleasure, I recommend Dr. Maria Corley to anyone considering working with her.”


C. Vincent Burwell, Composer, CUBAMOR; MFA, The Tisch School; Instructor, Berklee


Louise Caiola, USA Today Bestselling Author of The Making of Nebraska Brown, called LETTING GO “a smart and sexy story that captures the raw essence of love. Heartfelt, haunting, tender, tough and true.


“Maria possesses a distinctive voice as a composer, based I think on her beautiful sense of vocal lyricism arising from an excellent musical intuition…it is not easy to do what she has done with apparent ease, and I find her work to be remarkably well-written.”
Juliana Hall