Mary Ann Lanier
Performing Arts Department Head
Director of Instrumental Musicmlanier@groton.org
Mary Ann Lanier has enjoyed a varied career as a performer and educator. Her performing credits range from movie soundtrack recordings and a showcase at the pop/rock music industry festival, South by Southwest (Austin, TX) to singing Zarzuela roles with the Jarvis Zarzuela Festival (Napa, CA) and premiering new works with the MIT Wind Ensemble. She performs operas, oratorios, musicals, recitals, improvised music, and particularly enjoys singing American music. Mary Ann is a founding member of the American Classics Concert Series.
For many years, Mary Ann was co-director and principal soprano with the Boston-based touring educational opera group, Opera to Go. She has served on the music faculties of Tufts University, Wellesley College, Bridgewater State University, New England Conservatory, Brooks School, and MIT. Mary Ann earned a bachelor of music degree at Oberlin College Conservatory, where she studied with the great vocal pedagogue, Richard Miller. She holds a master of music degree from Boston University. Mary Ann has been helping students at Groton School discover and develop their singing voices and musical artistry since 1999.