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Marilyn Bulli

Voice Faculty

Marilyn Bulli earned D.M.A. and M.M. degrees in vocal performance from Indiana University and a B.A. in music education from St. Olaf College. She has studied voice with Sharon Daniels, Phyllis Curtin, Martha Lipton, Reri Grist, Virginia Zeani and Lucille Evans, and voice pedagogy with Richard Miller. She has worked with opera coaches Joan Dornemann, Stephen Steiner, Will Graham and Susan Ormont and Freeing the Natural Voice author Kristin Linklater. Bulli’s additional studies include the Opera Program with the American Institute of Music Studies in Graz, Austria and the Wesley Balk New Music Theater Ensemble Institute.

Bulli has been a soloist with the Boston Lyric Opera (BLO), where she is also a core ensemble member, Emmanuel Music, Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Baroque and other Boston-area performance organizations. She has performed with conductors Seiji Ozawa, John Harbison, Craig Smith, Stephen Lord, Christopher Hogwood, Grant Llewellyn, William Christie and Harry Christophers, and directors Nicholas Muni, Christopher Alden, Leon Major, Colin Graham and Mary Zimmerman. Bulli has filled numerous opera roles and given many solo oratorio and recital performances. Her honors and awards include first place at the Metropolitan Opera District Auditions, first place at the Bel Canto Regional Artist Competition (Milwaukee, WI), finalist in the New York Oratorio Society Competition (Carnegie Hall, NY), a fellowship with the Bach Aria Festival and Institute (Stony Brook, NY), a scholarship fellowship with the Amherst Early Music Festival (Amherst, MA) and a performance grant from the St. Botolph Foundation (Boston, MA).

Bulli is a former voice faculty member of St. Olaf College and the University of Rhode Island. She served as voice teacher and coordinator of voice faculty at the University of Massachusetts—Boston from 1998–2002, and has also taught at Emerson College, The New School of Music and Thayer Academy. Bulli’s professional affiliations include the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the College Music Society and American Guild of Music Artists (member, Board of Governors). She is currently on the voice faculty of The Boston Conservatory.

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