Bel Canto Singing
MARY JOHNSTON LETELLIER VOICE STUDIO
Healthy. Beautiful. Fun.
As a voice teacher, I firmly believe in balancing the science and art of singing together to form a cohesive, healthy and beautiful singing voice. I also provide dramatic coaching, instruction in German, French, Italian, Latin and English diction, and basic musicianship and piano skills. In addition to classical music, I teach musical theater, jazz and CCM singing. Get in touch today to start your musical journey!
What Clients Are Saying
"Our daughter has been taken voice lessons for a year and Mary has hepled to strengthen and improve her natural voice. She is very accomodating, and supportive and happy for of all of our daughter's successes and opportunities."
“Mary Johnston gave the stand-out performance of the night… Her voice soared in her upper register and was clear and declamatory in the tessitura.”
C. A. Gentry
My experience and education
A BIT ABOUT ME
Mary Letellier is a lyric coloratura soprano known for a warm, expressive voice with acuto sfogato extension. She has performed in all over the USA and Italy, including Opera Maine, Snowlion Repertory, Good Theater, City Theater, The Portland Rossini Club, Old North Church, Flagstaff in Fidenza, Seagle Music Colony, The Boston Conservatory and Schoolhouse Arts Center, as well as cantoring for various churches around the country. Though her background is predominantly in opera and classical vocal singing, she also enjoys performing jazz and musical theater.
In addition to teaching voice in her private studio in Gorham, Maine, Mary also teaches Lyric Diction and Applied Voice as Artist Faculty at the University of Southern Maine, is a Teaching Artist at 317 Maine Community Music Center, is Voice Faculty and Opera Workshop Director at The Portland Conservatory of Music, is the Director of the Vocal Program for York County's Regional Fine Arts Program, is a Guest Teacher at Atlantic Dance Arts, founded and co-manages Maine's Opera On Tap Chapter, serves as Media Liaison at The Portland Rossini Club, serves as Faculty Advisor to Student NATS and is the Vice President of Maine's National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Chapter.
Ms. Letellier has recently performed in Opera Maine The Magic Flute as First Lady (Cover). Other favorite roles include Franca from The Light in the Piazza, Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata, Magda in Puccini's La Rodine, and Charito/Tisiphone in Adamo’s Lysistrata. She has been featured as a soloist in Boston’s Old North Church and performs regularly with the Portland Rossini Club. Upcoming engagements include Opera Maine's The Flying Dutchman and Snowlion Repertory's The Secret Princess.
She was awarded first place in Boston Classical NATS, is a member of Pi Kappa Lamba and was honored with the Arthur P. Whitney Medal for Highest Academic Achievement upon earning her Bachelor’s Degree. Other awards include: first place Maine NATS Classical, first place Maine NATS Musical Theater, second place Saco River Valley Festival, the Gould Award and the Linda Freeman Vocal Award.
Ms. Letellier received her Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Opera Performance from The Boston Conservatory where she performed as Peep Bo in The Mikado, Miss Pinkerton in The Old Maid and the Thief, The Sandman in Hansel and Gretel, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas and more.