“Music is a fundamental part of the human experience, both universal and deeply personal. Singing is a beautiful combination of expression and connection. In teaching, I strive to help others discover the joy that music has given me.”
Associate Vocal Coach
Mezzo-soprano Marina Davis is a recent graduate from The San Francisco Conservatory, where she completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance and a Master of Music in Voice. She also holds a Bachelor of Music from The University of Toronto in Voice Performance. Throughout her higher education, Marina has gained extensive knowledge about vocal pedagogy and is very passionate about healthy, supported singing. She has taught students of all ages, and believes that every student has a unique voice. She uses a flexible teaching style that accommodates all types of learners. Although she is primarily an opera singer, she also has experience and training in musical theater and pop styles.
Recent opera roles include Cherubino, Le nozze di Figaro (SFCM 2019) and Hänsel, Hänsel und Gretel (SFCM & San Francisco Opera Education 2018). Marina has performed with Opera on the Avalon (2017), the Halifax Summer Opera Festival (2014, 2015), Opera 5 (2014), was a Young Artist at SongFest (2015) and a Voice Fellow at Opernfest Prague (2019). Awards include, Finalist in the American Prize for Art Song/Oratorio (2019, college/university division), SFCM’s Phyllis C. Wattis Scholarship (2018), Senior winner of the Symphony by the Bay’s Young Artist Concerto Competition (2016), and the University of Toronto’s Greta Kraus Award (2014).
Hometown: Toronto, ON, Canada