Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, MARIE MCMANAMA has been praised for “her especially delightful rich voice” (Isthmus, 2015) and has been seen on stages across the country. Most recently she was the soprano studio artist with Madison Opera and Queen of the Night with Opera for the Young’s production of The Magic Flute. She has worked with Cincinnati Opera, Opera Theatre St. Louis, the St. Louis Symphony, St. Louis Muny, San Francisco Festival Chorus, Grant Park Music Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, Isthmus Vocal Ensemble, Peninsula Music Festival, and SongFest in Malibu, California.

She is a founding member of the Madison Choral Project and has sung locally as a soloist with Madison Opera, Opera for the Young, Isthmus Vocal Ensemble, Four Seasons Theatre, Middleton Players Theater, and the Peninsula Music Festival in Door County. While completing her Masters at CCM in Cincinnati she also earned her second Bachelors in music education and recently won a scholarship from the Wisconsin Music Educators Association for excellence in teaching. She teaches choir and general music at O’Keeffe Middle School, maintains a private voice studio, and is on the artistic staff of Madison Youth Choirs.

Projects with MCP:

Hope in the Future; December 2018

Drown'd in One Endlesse Day; February 2018

Old Lessons and New Carols; December 2017

Privilege; April, 2017

I Was Glad; December, 2016

Martin Mass: Images, Shadows, Dreams; May, 2016

Dale Warland With the MCP; May, 2015

Soloist: Rene Clausen, Tonight Eternity Alone

Soloist: Craig Hella Johnson, The Water is Wide

Faure Requiem and MacMillan Te Deum; February, 2015

O Day Full of Grace; December, 2014

Soloist: James MacMillan, The Gallant Weaver

Bach B Minor Mass; April, 2014

A Light in the Darkness; December, 2013

Soloist: Moses Hogan, This Little Light of Mine

Celestial Spring; May, 2013