Mary is an Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Memphis.
Professor Wilson teaches Applied Voice, Voice Studio Class, Vocal Diction and Graduate Oratorio Repertoire. The University of Memphis offers BM, MM, and DMA degrees in vocal performance.
Selected Student Accomplishments:
Chelsea Miller, AD: 2020 Studio Artist for Kentucky Opera. 2019 Mabel in “Pirates of Penzance” at Ohio Light Opera, Second Place National Opera Association Competition, Female Soldier in World Premiere “The Falling & the Rising” and Josephine in “HMS Pinafore” at Opera Memphis. 2018 Mabel in "Pirate of Penzance" at Anchorage Opera, Cunegonde in "Candide" at Ohio Light Opera, "The Triumph of Honor" at Memphis Midtown Opera Festival, Elvira in" L'italiana in Algeri" at Opera Memphis. 2017 Des Moines Metro Opera Apprentice Artist and Mrs. Nordstom in "A Little Night Music," Young Artist at SavannahVOICE summer Festival, Annina in "La Traviata" at Opera Memphis, IRIS Orchestra as Seraphina in "Il Campanella di notte." 2016 Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance” at Opera Memphis, Chautauqua Young Artist Program as Yum Yum in "The Mikado." 2015 Queen of the Night in "Magic Flute” and Tiresias in "Les mammelles des Tiresias" at Opera Memphis. 2014 Opera Memphis as Zerlina in "Don Giovanni,” Regional Finalist Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Nancy Carey, DMA: 2019 Soloist with South Arkansas Symphony, Adjunct voice instructor at University of Louisiana Monroe and Cetenary College. 2018 Mozart “Requiem” with Shreveport Chamber Orchestra, Present DMA paper “Cultural Sustainability through the Preservation of Cajun Folk Songs” at Society for Ethnomusicology National Conference, International Performing Arts Institute Teaching Fellowship in Germany, Adjunct voice instructor Cetenary College and Bossier Parish Community College. 2017 Handel "Messiah" with Shreveport Symphony, Galatea in "The Beautiful Galatea" at Opera Memphis, Adjunct voice instructor Cetenary College. 2016 Southwest Arkansas Symphony for "Russian Masters," Adjunct voice instructor at Cetenary College.
Marissa Howard, MM: 2019 Pamina in “Die Zauberflöte” at University of Memphis, 2018 Holiday Spectacular with Memphis Youth Symphony, Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance" and Mrs. Hannigan in "Annie" at Cedar Stock Theatre Company in Iowa, First Place Beethoven Club Young Artist Competition, Laurie in “The Tenderland” at University of Memphis. 2017 Zerlina in "Don Giovanni" at Varna International Opera Academy in Bulgaria.
Shannon Lowe, MM: 2019 First Lady in “Die Zauberflöte” at Aquilion Music Festival in Oregon, Pappagena in “Die Zauberflöte” at University of Memphis. 2018 Young Artist and La Bourgeoise in Lully’s "La Chûte de Phaëton" at Aquilon Music Festival, Miss Wordsworth in “Albert Herring” at University of Memphis. 2017 Despina in “Cosi fan tutti” at University of Memphis, Laurie in "The Tender Land" and Mozart "Requiem" at Varna International Opera Academy in Bulgaria.
Kathleen Elbert Clyborne, MM: 2018 Haydn “Lord Nelson Mass” at Bach Festival Society of Winter Park FL. 2017 Bach "B-Minor Mass" with Rhodes MasterSingers.
Danielle MacKay, MM: Currently pursuing DMA in Vocal Performance at Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University of America.
Emma Halpin, BME: 2019 Student Conductor University Chamber Singers. 2018 Berkshire Choral International summer Choral Apprentice, Portland Choral Institute summer Choral Scholar in France.
Micah Pounds, BME: 2015 Berkshire Choral Festival summer Choral Scholar.