A native of Ohio, Professor Mary Beth Coolidge made her operatic debut in Arezzo, Italy where she sang the roles of Hero in L’Egisto and Lisette in La Rondine. Since then she has enjoyed multiple performances with Greensboro Light Opera, Greensboro Opera, UNCG Opera Theatre and Oberlin Opera Theater. Her favorite past roles include: Zerlina {Don Giovanni), Emily {Help Help the Globolinks), Miles {Turn of the Screw), Jenny Slade {Roman Fever) Kate {Pirates of Penzance).

She is actively involved in the Alexander Technique community, pursuing her teaching certification with the Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies. She enjoys a whole-self approach in her performing and teaching. She holds a Masters of Music in voice performance from U.N.C. Greensboro and a Bachelors of Music in voice performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

M.M., University of North Carolina – Greensboro