Marty McMillan has been a lover, provider, consumer, and supporter of music all her life. Throughout her professional life, Marty has shared her passion for music through teaching music in public schools, university teaching, professional performance and working in retail in the musical instrument industry. Most recently as a band, orchestra and percussion teacher at Churchill Junior High School in Salt Lake City, she helped all the instrumental programs under her direction flourish, earning superior ratings in all respects at district festivals.
Born and raised in Utah, Ms. McMillan attended the University of Utah where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. After receiving her B.A., she moved to Alabama where she earned her Master’s degree in Music Performance with an emphasis in cello. During her time in Alabama, Marty was an Instructor of Music in World Cultures at the University of Alabama and taught Music Appreciation as an adjunct instructor at Clemson University.
Whenever possible, Ms. McMillan continues to play and teach. For the past five seasons, Marty has played with the Salt Lake Symphony and plans to continue playing for many more.
Aside from her love of music, Mary also enjoys being active and is an avid runner, hiker, and skier. She enjoys spending time outdoors, enjoying the beautiful state of Utah, with her family.
Mary Green, Membership and Program Manager
For as long as she can remember, Mary Green has been involved with music and music education. Mary’s love of music and the understanding of the importance of music in education had been instilled in her as a child by her mother, who is a lifelong Utah music educator. She discovered her love for working with musicians and music educators throughout her years of performing clarinet and saxophone in numerous groups around the Salt Lake City area.
Ms. Green began her music career working in print music retail at Summerhays Music Center before she entered her long tenure with J.W. Pepper. During her tenure, Mary worked with nearly every music educator in the state of Utah by providing workshops, clinics, and reading session, both locally and at national MEA and MENC conventions, while managing the Salt Lake branch. In 2012, she accepted a position at the J.W. Pepper corporate office and moved to Pennsylvania. By the end of 2014, Mary missed her family and home and decided to return to Utah.
Mary feels strongly about supporting music education and found a great outlet for her passion working at Legacy Music Alliance. Now back with her family and friends in Utah, Mary is happy to be doing what she loves and working with Utah’s music educators once again.
Ms. Green enjoys traveling, but is grateful to be able to live in the beautiful state of Utah where she can enjoy the majestic mountains and her favorite red dirt deserts. She also loves attending any live music event and Utah Jazz games with her family and friends.
Denise Rust, Executive Assistant
Denise Rust is co-owner of R Legacy Entertainment with her husband, Gaylen. Since 1981, she has worked with Mr. Rust as his partner and sounding board in his many business ventures. Ms. Rust is the editor of the monthly newsletter “MarketWatch” for Rust Rare Coin.
Along with her many other talents, Ms. Rust has taught piano and conducted choirs for the past 15 years. She has a wide variety of interests, and worked for many years as a paralegal after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies from Brigham Young University.