Born in Nashville, TN, Mary Jo Stilp currently resides in Brooklyn, NY and is active as a freelance musician all over the New York City area. She is comfortable as a violinist in most any musical genre, frequently joining a wide range of groups spanning from the New York Pops Orchestra to Diana Ross. She performs regularly in titled positions with such groups as Dicapo Opera, Bronx Opera, and the Lincoln Center Family Musik Orchestra, and often joins groups in the new music scene such as Anti-Social Music and So Percussion. She has joined popular music artists such as Kanye West, Chromeo, Josh Groban, Alice Coltrane, Il Divo and Adele in live settings and has appeared on many major television shows including Conan O'Brien, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The View. Mary Jo is also an active session musician and can be heard on tracks by Shakira, Amanda Blank, A-Trak, Gil Scott-Heron, Santigold and others.