Mary Bryton is an aspiring First Nations singer, songwriter, and musician. Mary is a recent graduate from the Vocal Arts Program at Canterbury High School in Ottawa and the Royal Conservatory of Music level 8 Voice and Music Theory. She is a multi-talented artist who sings as a soloist and in a choir, plays drums and guitar.
Mary recently won the Rising Star category for the 2021 Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards.
Mary was also a recipient of a 2018 SOCAN Foundation and SiriusXM Young Canadian Songwriter Award for her original song “Clegg Street”. She performed the National Anthem in English, French and Anishnaawbemowin at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games and at NHL hockey games in honour of Reconciliation.
In the summer of 2019, Mary attended NYU Steinhardt's intensive two-week Contemporary Vocal Workshop in New York where she completed intimate masterclasses and learned from luminaries in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions and the music industry. Mary also participated in the 2019 Canadian Songwriter Challenge - Indigenous edition organized by MusicOntario where she co-wrote and recorded three songs with guidance from mentors and music industry experts at DreamHouse Studios in Toronto.
Mary recorded her first music video "Without You" in the summer of 2020. She is currently studying advanced music theory and vocal performance in the Bachelor of Music and concurrent Education programs at Queen's University DAN School of Drama & Music.
Mary plans on completing her debut album of original songs and collaborations this upcoming year.