The American mezzo-soprano, Mary Siebert, Hellgate High School in Missoula, Montana (1973-1975). She began her career as a cabaret and music theater performer in her native Montana. She studied Voice/Opera at Indiana University in Bloomington (Class of 1979), as well as Voice at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria (1978-1979). She was a national winner of the Metropolitan Opera Competition, performing at the Met in a nationally broadcast event.
Mary Siebert has performed leading operatic roles with Houston Grand Opera, Minnesota OPera, New Orelans Opera, Opera Delaware and others. She served as the resident vocal soloist at the Grend Teton Music Festival for six years and performed more than 50 solo recitals nationwide with community concerts. Her eclectic career includes leading roles in musicals such as The Man of LaMancha, Anything Goes and Oliver! and she recorded solo demos with Paul Simon for his Broadway musical The Capeman. She has appeared regionally with the Magnolia Baroque Festival, as soloist with the Piedmont Chamber Singers, at composer Ken Frazell's 50th Birthday Party Concert, and with the Piedmont Chamber Symphony.
Since 2001, Mary Siebert serves as arts coordinator at the Arts-Based Elementary School in Winston-Salem, and designs arts-based curriculum for children. Her writing has been published in Parenting and Cosmopolitan magazines and she conceived and wrote a children's opera for NCSA's Fletcher institute outreach program. In 2009 she married the tenor and conductor Glenn P. Siebert.