Throughout her career, Mary Ann has occupied various positions in the cultural and creative sectors. Most recently, she was Head of the Malta School of Music, where she designed internal and external school policies and updated the teaching and learning processes; she also led and implemented the accreditation of all courses at European level.
For 10 years, Mary Ann directed her company Artsphere International, based in Malta with international networks. During this time, she gained a strong reputation for her project consultation expertise as well as for the management and artistic direction of concerts, festivals and large-scale public celebrations, including the first edition of the Malta Children’s Festival, the European Year of Creativity and Innovation and the revamping of the Premju Nazzjonali Ħaddiem tas-Sena.
Prior to that, she also worked at the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, where she founded Notte Bianca Lejl Imdawwal and worked on numerous large-scale artistic and cultural events. She also administered the initial arts funding programme, the Cultural Support Programme.
Mary Ann possesses a Master of Philosophy in Musicology and a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Music Studies and History of Art from the University of Malta. She also has experience in the performing arts, particularly as a musician.
Mary Ann is married to Ian Pintley and has a son, Andrew.