Award-winning soprano Marcía Porter made her New York solo recital debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2005. An active recitalist, the soprano has performed in numerous venues throughout the United States, Italy, Brazil, and the Czech Republic. Porter has sung with organizations such as Prague Proms, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the Ravinia Festival, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Beijing International Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Chautauqua Opera, Dayton Opera, and Chicago Opera Theatre. Ms. Porter’s discography includes the 2011 world premier recording of Requiem für Mozart, works for soprano and orchestra by Antonio Rosetti (Ars Produktion), Open Thine Heart (Albany Records, 2013), a recording of contemporary American works for voice and piano, and the recently released Romances and Poems of Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev (Centaur Records, 2020).
Dr. Porter has presented lectures and recitals for Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Skidmore College, Muhlenberg College, the University of South Carolina, the Song Collaborator’s Consortia, the University of Michigan and others. As a member of My Sister’s Keeper, a group of four women dedicated to the performance of works by black women composers, the soprano has appeared on panel discussions that focused on African American art song and opera for the International Congress of Voice Teachers, the National Opera Association, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Internationally, the soprano has served on the faculty of Ameropa International Chamber Music Festival in Prague, Czech Republic and as a visiting professor of voice at the Universidade de São Paulo.
Dr. Porter is a Fulbright Scholar and earned degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. An active member of the NATS, Dr. Porter is a professor of voice at the Florida State University College of Music and is the recipient of an FSU Undergraduate Teaching Award. Her students consistently place at the top of their divisions in regional competitions and have matriculated into graduate programs at the University of Houston, Bard College, Peabody Conservatory, Florida State University and Syracuse University. Many others are successful music educators and performers across the country.