- Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, University of Colorado, 1985
- M.M., Master of Music, Indiana University, 1971
- B.M., Bachelor of Music, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, 1965
During her tenure at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Mary Goetze was instrumental in founding the Music in General Studies program and in creating and teaching such courses as Z100.
She founded two choral programs that have continued past her retirement in 2007--the International Vocal Ensemble and the Indiana University Children's Choir.
Now as professor emerita, she continues to compose for choral groups, write articles and books, and travel to present lectures, workshops, and conduct honor choirs.