Marcie Richardson has been Assistant Conductor with numerous opera and theater companies including the
Cincinnati Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Mississippi Opera, Central City Opera and Arizona
Opera. She has worked with 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 has worked with numerous
church and choral groups during her varied career.
Marcie holds a Master’s Degree in 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.
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.
Marcie currently resides in Memphis, TN serving as organist at St. Mary’s Catholic
Church and coach-accompanist for a variety of performing artists. She has performed
with Opera Memphis both in educational outreach programming such as both Senior and
Junior Opera Camp, Black Roots of Opera school programs and the Negro Spiritual Scholarship
Foundation Competition, as well as in the preparation of the main season productions.
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 Scheduling
Coordinator, and as a member of the faculty of the Memphis Opera and Song Academy
since its creation in 2007. A member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity
since 1975, she currently serves on the National Executive Board as NVP of Extension
and Fraternity Development.