About Marie Herrington
Get to know Marie Herrington
Marie Herrington is a Baltimore/DC area based soprano and keyboardist who works to culminate all of the hidden beauties of the classical world with the ever-growing world of post-classical/new music; she works to share these beauties by performing the most highly effective and interesting new music, writing her own music, and sharing her teaching expertise with her 29 member teaching studio. Marie has 10+ years of experience as a trained opera singer who has worked with prestigious vocal masters such as Luciano Pavarotti’s vocal coach, Enza Ferrari, and Joan Patenaude-Yarnell of the Curtis Institute. Marie’s most recent opera production (which got cancelled due to the spread of Covid-19), was to perform the role of Prince Orlafsky in Johann Strauss’ production of Die Fledermaus, conducted by Metropolitan Opera conductor, Gregory Buchalter. Marie has also earned a lot of press as a keyboardist being a member of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and working as an organist and music director in both the Carolinas and the Maryland/DC area for eight years. Marie’s training has landed her the ability to work with some of her favorite composers, such as Jake Heggie, John Williams, Caroline Shaw, and B. K. Zervigon. Some of Marie’s projects this year include getting to start her own concert series here in North East Baltimore, hosting up and coming local instrumentalists and composers, and later in the year she is looking forward to performing BK Zervigon’s highly influential work detailing the dark tragedies of the heavily polluted and destructed gulf coast, titled: Breach, in New Orleans, Louisiana. To honor the substance of her work, Marie has many awards in fields such as classical and musical theatre singing, such as winning first place in the state-wide National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition every year from 2012 all the way up to 2016. Marie is also an alumna of the prestige program YoungArts, as well as being the first place winner of the International MasterPlayers voice competition in 2018. Marie had a young start to the world of projecting her voice over an orchestra with her first ever debut with an orchestra being performing with the Durham Symphony of Durham, North Carolina, at age 14. Marie has performed with other orchestras such as the Baltimore Symphony, the Boston Symphony, and the Boston POPS as part of the Tanglewood Institute.