The Carolina Summer Music Festival
Meet the Musicians . . .
Mary Siebert, mezzo-soprano
Mezzo soprano Mary Siebert was raised in Western Montana, riding her horse in the Rattlesnake wilderness and being occasionally answered in song by a pack of coyotes. She left the West to study at Indiana University and supported her opera habit by working a variety of interesting jobs, from driving a city bus in Missoula to singing telegrams in Minneapolis, to corporate secretarial work in New York City. Along the way, she sang cabaret, big band music, jazz, folk music, and musical theater professionally, and eventually became a National Winner of the Metropolitan Opera Company’s prestigious competition for young singers. She sang opera and concert music for Houston Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, New Orleans Opera, Opera Delaware, the Grand Teton Music Festival, and other American companies. She recorded solo demos with Paul Simon for his Broadway musical The Capeman. Ms. Siebert has appeared locally with the Carolina Chamber Symphony, Magnolia Baroque Festival, Piedmont Opera, Piedmont Chamber Singers, the Salisbury Symphony, and at UNCSA. She serves as Arts Director at the Arts Based School in Winston-Salem, and designs arts-based curriculum for children. Her freelance writing has been published in Parenting and Cosmopolitan magazines. She conceived and wrote the children’s opera The Butcher of Seville for UNCSA’s Fletcher Institute outreach program, and served as director and voice instructor at the UNCSA Summer Voice Workshop. She lives in Lewisville with her husband Glenn and 12-year-old daughter Veronica.
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