Mary Frances Katz Voice and Piano Studio, Peachtree Corners, Georgia
Voice and Virtual Lessons
Mary Frances Katz has been teaching voice and performing for over 30 years. She helps voice students develop a healthy, beautiful sound, proper placement and projection of the voice for singing and speaking.
Voice students of hers have won university voice scholarships and have been accepted into Allstate Chorus for High School in Georgia and other voice programs at high school and college levels. She has taught privately from her home studio, for Music Life Studio, Takelessons.com and Voicelessons.com.
She also teaches beginning to intermediate piano. She studied piano privately for 10 years and had further study at Indiana University.
Students wishing to have any combination of vocal development and/or piano, music theory can receive a program of study that meets their individual needs.
Mary Frances has performed with the Southeastern Savoyards Light Opera Company, the Atlanta Opera Chorus and Studio, the Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Marietta Theater in the Square, and Neighborhood Playhouse. She has sung title roles in Patience, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel. Other roles include Josephine in HMS Pinafore, the Princess in The Student Prince, and Connie in The 1940’s Radio Hour.
She has performed many roles with Capitol City Opera Company (CCOC) including Annina in The Saint of Bleecker Street, Bastienne in Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienne, Nora in Vaughan Williams’ Rider’s to the Sea, and Gilda in Milton Granger’s Talk Opera. She sang for many years in CCOC’s school outreach program. She has sung many concerts for CCOC as well.
Mary Frances was a soloist in Handel’s Messiah for Peachtree Presbyterian Church. She has worked as the soloist at The First Church of Christ Scientist in Roswell, Georgia and continues as a soloist at The Second Church of Christ Scientist in Sandy Springs, Georgia. She has occasionally directed the choir at Congregation Dor Tamid in Alpharetta, Georgia.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University School of Music in both Voice and Theater. Mary Frances was a long time student of the late Elizabeth Colson of Atlanta, Georgia. She has also studied with Irena Sylyia, Director of Panama Opera. She has attended Brevard Music Center, The Georgia State Opera Workshop and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. While in Graz, Mary Frances was a finalist in the Meistersinger competition