• Mairi-Irene McCormack

    mezzo-soprano

Biography

Originally from Cape Breton, mezzo-soprano Mairi-Irene McCormack is a versatile performer and teacher based in Edmonton. She is a recent graduate of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where she earned a Performer Diploma in Vocal Performance. During her studies at IU, she performed the role of Mrs. Sedley in Indiana University Opera Theater’s production of Peter Grimes and performed in opera workshop excerpts as Charlotte in Werther and Mrs. Grose in The Turn of the Screw. Since returning to Edmonton, Mairi-Irene has completed a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Alberta.  As a soloist, she has recently been engaged by the Richard Eaton Singers, the Alberta Baroque Ensemble and New Music Edmonton. She is currently a member of Edmonton Opera’s Emerging Artists Studio, a sessional instructor of voice at the Concordia University of Edmonton and maintains a busy private teaching studio.

Upcoming Performances

Media Gallery

Promotional Photo by Amber Krawiec Photography.
Promotional Photo by Amber Krawiec Photography.
Promotional Photo by Amber Krawiec Photography.
Promotional Photo by Amber Krawiec Photography.
Promotional Photo by Amber Krawiec Photography.
Peter Grimes with IU Opera Theater; photo by Synthia Steiman.
With composer Allan Bevan, following the Western Canadian premiere of his composition "Last Light Above the World" at the Winspear Centre.
Mrs. Sedley in Peter Grimes with IU Opera Theater; photo by Synthia Steiman.
Backstage of Peter Grimes, with Justin Brunette, tenor.
Rufus the Dog in Lauren Bernofsky's Rufus and Rita with Reimagining Opera for Kids, Bloomington, Indiana.
Following a solo set of pop and folk music at Rise and Root.
On stage at the Winspear following a performance of Magic Flute scenes with the University Symphony Orchestra.

This Journey from Dead Man Walking

O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion from Messiah

Der Zwerg - Franz Schubert

O Rest in the Lord from Elijah

Olga's Aria from Eugene Onegin

Music - Jake Heggie

Lessons

Mairi Irene runs a private home voice studio for students of all ages. Lessons focus on the fundamental aspects of singing, including breathing, resonance, diction, communication and performance skills in additional to basic keyboard theory and musicianship. She is committed to helping each student achieve their unique goals, improve their technique, and expand their appreciation and love for music.  Though technical lessons focus on classical bel canto techniques, Mairi Irene loves to work on a variety of repertoire including pop, rock, folk and musical theatre. Along with individual lessons, there will be two studio recitals this year, several group lessons, and opportunities to prepare for festivals and RCM exams.

If you are interested in voice lessons, please visit Mairi Irene’s teaching website, McCormack Voice Studio, for more information. Currently, Mairi Irene is offering online lessons only with lessons offered on both the Zoom and Facetime platforms. 

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    Edmonton, Alberta – mezzo-soprano