Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Miss Vaillancourt is the rare combination of professional singer and certified Music Educator. She has worked in International Schools all over the world and is now a freelance soloist singing on concert and operatic stages in Europe. Recent engagements include Sofia National Opera (Small Stage) & Stara Zagora Opera (Main Stage). Miss Vaillancourt is currently a student at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, Germany. Mary Vaillancourt is a dramatic soprano originally from Portland, Maine. Her voice has been defined as having richness and flexibility. Prior to COVID 19, Miss Vaillancourt had most recently been seen as Nedda in I Pagliacci with Opera Veto in Varna in Winter 2019. Other recent engagements include the National Opera of Sofia in Bulgaria where she sang in the Chamber Opera "Katze Ivanka” in the title role. In the 2018/2019 season made her highly anticipated soloist debut in State Opera of Stara Zagora as Nedda in I Pagliacci. She also covered Adina in “L’Elisir D’amore” with Ruse State Opera in the 2018-2019 Season. During the 2017-2018 season, Miss Vaillancourt performed as a choir member on the main stage in several major operas including La Boheme, La Traviata, Tosca, Aida as well as various other staged productions and choral concerts. Other notable performances include Beethovens 9th Symphony with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and Lucia di Lammermoor in Sofia's National Theatre. Miss Vaillancourt was invited with enthusiasm to sing in several faculty concerts hosted by Moscow Conservatory in the beautiful Rachmaninoff Hall. Highlights from her time in Moscow include performing an evening of Russian Art songs in the Chekhov Museum and the Kremlin State Geological Museum. Miss Vaillancourt pursued her Master’s Degree at the prestigious Gneisin Academy in Moscow whilst studying with Bolshoi Opera soloist Irina Dolzhenko. During this time, she also studied intensive Russian through a full immersion program in the Conservatory. During her time in Europe, she performed as a soloist in three productions at the Mediterranean Opera Festival in Italy including Cosi Fan Tutte (Fioridiligi), Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica), Gianni Schicchi (Nella) and La Boheme (Musetta, Cover). Though currently a very active performer, Miss Vaillancourt has been and continues to be a passionate and enthusiastic teacher. She entered the University of Southern Maine as a violinist and graduated as a singer with a degree in Music Education. Miss Vaillancourt has spent her career being an excellent educator to both Primary and Secondary students in International Schools around the world including in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Russia, Netherlands, Czech Republic, and Spain. Miss Vaillancourt designed and established curriculum-based instrumental programs in schools in the Middle East and Russia for students 6-14 years of age. She has also been noted as an excellent vocal pedagogue with young students, getting high-quality singing out of large groups of singers of all abilities. She knows how to create an enthusiastic, vibrant classroom that helps students learn but more importantly helps students leave feeling empowered. As a conductor, she has been invited to conduct several major festivals in the International School circuit, most notably the COBIS International Music Festival Orchestra and the BSF Gifted and Talented Festival Choir and String Orchestra. During her time in the Middle East, Miss Vaillancourt prepared multiple students for the prestigious ABRSM, LAMDA and Trinity practical and theory exams. All passed these exams but impressively enough, the majority received distinctions and merits.
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I have put my daughter in singing classes with many different teachers but none were as spectacular as Mary. She is in love with these classes and all the technique being taught in them, and I've noticed a lot of progress in her singing plus confidence in her ability. I sadly cannot afford any more classes but recommend Mary whole-heartedly to anyone that really wants to advance as a singer and have serious improvement.
Mary is an excellent violin teacher. She has a firm yet kind approach with an effective method in teaching a challenging instrument. She is punctual, reliable and passionate about teaching. In short, we had a wonderful experience and highly recommend Mary!
I am a soon to be Music Education College major and Mary has helped me tremendously through that process. I have gotten into al the schools I’ve applied to and u don’t think I could have done that without her!💕