Mary MacKenzie

Adjunct Faculty, Voice

Mary MacKenzie is an American classical mezzo-soprano and voice teacher. She earned both bachelor and master of music degrees from the Juilliard School. She won the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation competition in 1955, and in 1960, she won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She was twice awarded the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund grant and was a recipient of the Sullivan Award. Her performance credits include appearances with The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, the Dallas Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Metropolitan Opera, the NBC Opera Theatre, the New Orleans Opera, the San Diego Opera, and the Santa Fe Opera, among others. Previously, she oversaw the vocal pedagogy department at San Diego State University, where she taught for over 20 years. She currently teaches private voice lessons at Point Loma Nazarene University and is the administrative vice-President of the Board of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

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  • M.M. Juilliard School of Music
  • B.Mus., Juilliard School of Music

Courses Taught

  • Private Voice