Marcie Richardson (M.M.)
Scheduling Coordinator,Vocal Coach and Accompanist
About Marcie Richardson
Marcie Richardson has an extensive musical background as a conductor, pianist and coach. She has worked with numerous opera and theater companies including the Cincinnati Opera, Opera Omaha Pittsburgh Opera, Mississippi Opera, Central City Opera, Arizona Opera, Musical Theater of Arizona and Phoenix Little Theater. While residing in New York she also performed with St. Luke's Chamber Orchestra Children's Free Opera, Il Piccolo Teatro dell'Opera and Bel Canto Opera and worked extensively with Joan Dornemann, both in her private studio and at the Metropolitan Opera.
Marcie holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, doing post-graduate work in Austria at The Franz Schubert Institute and The American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz. She graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Accompanying.
Among the many stars of the classical and popular musical world, Marcie has accompanied such fine artists as the world renowned violinist Eugene Fodor and the international star of stage and screen, Theodore Bikel. She has served as Staff Accompanist at The Arizona State University School of Music, as well as the Musical Director of The Valley Youth Theater in Phoenix.
Since moving to Memphis, TN, she has performed with Opera Memphis both in educational outreach programming as well as in the preparation of the main season productions and works as coach-accompanist with a variety of performing artists. She performs actively in the Catholic Diocese of Memphis and her own parish of St. Mary's in various volunteer activities including the music ministry. At the University of Memphis/Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, she serves as coach/accompanist for the Opera Studies Department, on the administrative staff as the school's Coordinator, Music Facilities Scheduling, and was a charter member of the faculty of the Memphis Opera and Song Academy. A member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity since 1975, she currently serves on the National Executive Board as NVP-Extension, a post she has held since 2009.