Marilyn Bulli

General Info



I delight in leading students to experience the power and confidence resulting from a consistently physical breath-sound-resonance connection, and guide them to balance their technician/musician for a compelling performance experience.

Marilyn Bulli joined the conservatory in 2002 and is an instructor of voice to classical voice, opera, and musical theater students.

Bulli has held teaching positions at St. Olaf College (Minnesota), Emerson College, University of Rhode Island, The New School of Music (Massachusetts), and University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she also served as coordinator of the voice faculty. She has received many honors and awards throughout her teaching and performance career, including First Place Winner (Metropolitan Opera District Auditions, Nebraska), Finalist (New York Oratorio Society Competition, Carnegie Hall), Fellow (Bach Aria Festival and Institute), First Place Winner (Bel Canto Regional Artist Competition, Wisconsin), Scholarship Fellow (Amherst Early Music Festival), and Performance Grant Recipient (St. Botolph Foundation, Boston). Bulli is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, College Music Society, and the American Guild of Music Artists (member, Board of Governors). A featured performer in numerous opera, oratorio, and recital performances, she has appeared on stage with Boston Lyric Opera as a soloist and core ensemble member (performing more than 50 productions with the company), Emmanuel Music, Handel and Haydn Society, and Boston Baroque. She has extensive performance experience with conductors Seiji Ozawa, John Harbison, Stephen Lord, Christopher Hogwood, Grant Llewellyn, and William Christie, and directors Nicholas Muni, Christopher Alden, Leon Major, Colin Graham, and Mary Zimmerman.  

Bulli holds a D.M.A. and an M.M. in vocal performance from Indiana University, and a B.A. in music education from St. Olaf College. Additional studies include the Opera Program of the American Institute of Music Studies in Austria, the Wesley Balk New Music Theater Ensemble Institute (Minnesota), and Kristin Linklater’s “Freeing the Natural Voice” workshops. She has coached opera repertoire with Joan Dornemann, Will Graham, and Susan Ormont. She has studied voice with Sharon Daniels, Phyllis Curtin, Martha Lipton, Reri Grist, and Virginia Zeani. She has also studied dance (ballet/modern), yoga, and Alexander Technique.