Mary Saunders

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Musical Theater Voice

As a teacher, I strive to give my students a solid technique to address the ever-changing demands of musical theater. This includes the ability to sing the music of both the Golden Age and contemporary musical theater.

Mary Saunders joined the Conservatory voice faculty in 1976 and has taught both voice/opera and musical theater students. Currently, she exclusively teaches musical theater students.

Prior to teaching, Saunders was a soloist for many choral societies and an active recitalist in the New England area. She also premiered works by Boston composers John Adams and Larry Bell. She recorded on the Centaur label with the Scarborough Chamber Players. 

Saunders earned her B.M. and M.M. from Boston Conservatory and completed her studies with David Blair McClosky, Iride Pilla, and Grace Hunter. She attended Estill and Jeanie LoVetri workshops to further her studies in musical theater mix/belt techniques.

Saunders's students have performed throughout the United States and Europe, including performances with the Boston Pops, on Broadway, and in numerous national tours, regional theater, and summer stock productions.