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Grace-Mary Burega is a composer of socially conscious documentaries, films, and media. She aims to use her strong thematic ideas as a call to action for various causes. Her music spans the orchestral, electronic, minimalist, and jazz genres. Grace Notes is her media composing company, for which she has scored over 50 documentaries, horror, comedies, animations, PSAs, advertisements, and video games to date.​

Grace-Mary graduated from the Berklee Online Masters of Music in Film Scoring program in 2022. She earned her undergraduate degree at Berklee College of Music in Film & TV Scoring in 2020. She has participated in media scoring mentorship programs through the Ghetto Film School, the Society of Composers and Lyricists, and Women in Animation. Grace-Mary has studied media scoring with Penka Kouneva and has taken numerous workshops with composers such as John Lunn, Miriam Cutler, Tom Salta, Anne-Kathrin Dern, Garry Schyman, Angel Velez, Conrad Pope, and Nan Schwartz. 

Grace-Mary was the winner of the 2023 Able Artist Foundation track contest for disabled composers and musicians with her composition “Snowman Flight.” She is a professional member of Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities (RAMPD).


Grace-Mary is a Recording Session Coordinator for the Screen Scoring department at Berklee College of Music. She is the Secretary for Women in Film and Video of New England and the Female Composer Safety League. 

As a woodwind musician on saxophones, clarinets, and flutes, Grace-Mary has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Newport Jazz Festival, Boston’s Symphony Hall, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, and the Berklee Performance Center. She has studied the saxophone with Bill Pierce and George Garzone.

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