Maria Molund started studying classical tuba at The Norwegian Music Academy in 1999. In 2001 she was offered to play with The Staff Band of The Norwegian Armed Forces, and played with them for a year, gaining a lot of professional playing experience. During this year she also played with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. She graduated from The Music Academy in 2004, going on making a living out of freelance tuba playing, conducting and teaching tuba. She's conducted and played in many different types of ensembles, gaining experiences from all kinds of music genres; symphony orchestra, brass band, jazz band, wind band, big band, rock band and more.
Maria has been very active in the wind band society around Oslo, and in 2006 she founded Asker and Bærum Youth Winds (ABUK) to offer talented young school band players a place to meet and play more challenging music.
In 2009, Maria decided to go back to studying and focus on her conducting career. She got accepted the same year at Royal Northern College of Music and finished her master's degree in 2011 focusing mainly on orchestra and opera conducting. September 2011 she started her wind orchestra conducting study at Sibelius academy in Helsinki. She has through her studies and master classes had the opportunity to conduct concerts with several professional orchestras: Manchester Camerata (England), South Jylland Symphony Orchestra (Denmark), Mikkeli String Orchestra (Finlad), Kharkiv Philharmonic (Ukarine) and several military bands all over Finland.
Maria Molund is the conductor of following bands:
Jernbanens musikkorps Oslo
Asker og Bærum Youth Winds, ABUK