Instrumental and Vocal Department (Piano)
Soprano Mary Thorne, from Washington State, received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in voice from the City University of New York Graduate Center. She also holds a Master of Music degree from Mannes College of Music and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. An active performer of opera and concert repertoire, recent performances include Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos with Winter Opera Saint Louis, Gilda in Rigoletto with Long Island Opera and Konigin der Nacht in Die Zauberflote with Amore Opera. Dr. Thorne has trained in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and New York Singing Teachers’ Association.