Marc, a native of Los Angeles, received his undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance from Brigham Young University, Master of Music degree with an emphasis in Opera Directing from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree with an emphasis in Opera Directing at The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Reynolds has taught voice and performance privately for more than a decade to students across the world in both classical and commercial genres. He has also taught voice, acting, and been a performance coach at several universities in the United States. He has taught professional students who were actively performing as opera singers, R&B recording artists, rock bands, gospel singers, and more. He also enjoys working with singers who haven’t had any formal training or who just want to improve their voice for their own enjoyment. His passion for teaching is tied to helping whoever he is working with reach their own goals while making singing and performing more enjoyable for them.
As a Stage Director Marc Reynolds has enjoyed recent success in directing The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat for Austin Lyric Opera, Carmen for Utah Lyric, Opera, The Mikado, The Old Maid and the Thief, La Cenerentola, The Magic Flute, and Amahl And The Night Visitors for Sparkling City Light Opera, La Serva Padrona for La Follia Austin Baroque, as well as La Curandera, Albert Herring, and Cosi Fan Tutte for the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler Opera Center. His work has received awards and nominations from the press and critics.
As an educator Dr. Reynolds has taught for The University of Texas at Austin, The Butler Opera Center Young Artist Program, Brigham Young University, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Sparkling City Light Opera’s Vocal Arts workshop. He was a founding associate director for The University of Texas at Austin’s Butler Opera Center Young Artist Program.
Marc is currently the director of opera studies at Texas state university. He maintains a private voice, performance, acting, and stage directing studio. Dr. Marc Reynolds also makes youtube videos with the goal of getting the information he has found most useful in his work in the studio and on stage to the general populous. By doing this he hopes to break down the perceived barriers between styles and genres and help singers, performers, and appreciators to value and improve on our rich cultural heritage and Entertainment that can be found in every style and genre of performance.