Recent concert, opera, and oratorio performances for bass Marc Webster include soloist engagements with NYS Baroque, Albany Pro-Musica, Tri-Cities Opera, Defiance Requiem Project, On-Site Opera NYC, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Syracuse Opera, Symphony Syracuse, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Symphoria, Ensemble X, Actus Tragicus, and Opera Ithaca.
An active recitalist, Professor Webster has performed with the New York Festival of Song, The Song Continues Series at Weill Recital Hall, and at the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar in the Repertoire Development for Teaching Professionals program in Summer 2019. Other summer 2019 concertizing will include performances as a guest artist in Arona, Italy with Si Parla, Si Canta and as a faculty artist in St. Romain, Quebec for the Songe d'été en Musique Vocal Studio. Upcoming 2019/20 performances will include work with Cincinnati Song Initiative, Tri-Cities Opera, Symphony of the Mountains in Kingsport, TN, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and Opera Ithaca.
As a master teacher and recitalist, Mr. Webster has given recent masterclass and recital performances at Wake Forest University, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, DePaul University School of Music, Sam Houston State University, Pacific Lutheran University, University of Texas at Brownsville, Binghamton University, University of Southern Mississippi, Eastern Kentucky University, Cornell University, and University of Incarnate Word.
Mr. Webster completed his training as an apprentice artist in the Filene Studio at Wolf Trap Opera, the Seattle Opera Studio, the Florida Grand Opera Studio, in the Merola Studio at San Francisco Opera, and at the Juilliard Opera Center. He was a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and holds first place awards from the Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition, the Eastman Concerto Competition, and Friends of Eastman Opera Competition.
Professor Webster holds an Artist Diploma in Opera Performance from The Juilliard Opera Center at the Juilliard School ('08), a Masters Degree in Performance and Literature from Eastman School of Music ('06), and is nearing completion of a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Eastman School of Music. He is also a proud graduate of the Bachelors in Vocal Performance and Music Education degree here in the School of Music at Ithaca College ('02).
Professor Webster's Ithaca College studio graduates are singing in professional concert, opera, and oratorio venues across the country, have been accepted for graduate study into major conservatories, young artist programs, and apprenticeships, have won national competitions, are singing on Broadway, in international and national tours, and are teaching music throughout the United States.