An experienced performer and teacher here to support students in finding their own true voice by building healthy technique and refined musicality. Whether you want to sing pop songs in a talent show, prepare for a school audition, or sing Verdi at the Met- I can help you get there!
Molly is a dramatic mezzo soprano with a strong background in classical voice, music theater, and jazz vocals. She teaches a variety of vocal styles and supports her students in singing whatever style of music speaks to them with healthy technique and to sing with their own true instrument. As a teacher she has worked with pre-school aged tots to senior adults, from absolute beginners to collegiate voice majors.
As a performer Molly has had great success across America, in Beijing, Italy, France, and just completed a recent tour of Germany. Recent roles include her debut of Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera with Livermore Valley Opera and reprising Maddalena in Rigoletto with Charlottesville Opera. In 2016 she was an audience and critic favorite as Mrs. Lovett in the Glimmerglass Festival production of Sweeney Todd where she also sang the role of Susan Walcott in The Crucible. She returned to Virginia Opera to cover Anna 1 in Weillâ€™s Seven Deadly Sins.
In previous seasons, Molly has appeared as Venus in Orpheus in the Underworld with Virginia Opera, Maddalena in Rigoletto with Livermore Valley Opera, and as Eunice Hubbell in A Streetcar Named Desire with Opera Santa Barbara. As an Apprentice Artist with Central City Opera, she performed Sister Lillianne in Dead Man Walking (while covering Mrs. DeRocher), Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Flora in La Traviata, Frau Schmidt in The Sound of Music, and Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha. On the concert stage she has performed the mezzo solos in Beethovenâ€™s 9th Symphony with the Colburn Orchestra and, returning as a guest artist, sang Wagnerâ€™s Wessendonck Lieder with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra.
Molly has won awards from the Mentoris Opera Project, the OC Lyric Opera, the Western Region and the Los Angeles Region Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Denver Lyric Opera Guild, and the Pasadena Opera Guild.She is the 2015 winner of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition, the 2014 First Place winner of the East Bay Opera League Competition, and recipient of the Dorsey Family Award at Central City Opera.
Hometown: Centennial, Colorado
School: Master of Music from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Bachelor of Music from Oklahoma City University, Herndon Emerging Artist with Virginia Opera, Bonfils-Stanton Apprentice Artist with Central City Opera, Glimmerglass Festival Young Artist, Osher Stuio Artist with Opera Santa Barbara.
Years Teaching: 11