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.