Soprano, Mary Ann Powers Buyukisik , is a performer of a diverse variety of classical repertoire from New Music premieres to the Early Music/Baroque time periods. In the Ohio Valley she is focusing on her teaching career, and sings in chamber recitals, solo recitals, and is a freelance soloist. As a dedicated voice teacher since 2005 she has guided advanced students through the application/audition process to continue their education in music or theatre at institutions such as UC-CCM, Miami University in Ohio, The Frost School of Music at UM in Florida, and Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College. Her students have also won college scholarships, sung with the May Festival Youth Choir, the May Festival Choir, Cincinnati Choral Society, Cincinnati Children’s Choir, All State Choir in Kentucky, and performed in numerous community theater productions. She has been a guest performer and/or master clinician at Capitol University in Columbus, Ohio, the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservator of Music Preparatory Department, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Roane State Community College in Tennessee.
Ms Buyukisik's love of language and diction has led her to study abroad at Universität Leipzig, the Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig, Germany, and to Scuola Italia in Urbania, Italy. Her most influential vocal training has been from Constance Rock, William Cotten, Patricia Pease, and Christina von Wartenberg. Ms. Powers holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and another Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA; a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Ohio University in Athens, OH; and Doctorate of Musical Arts course work from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.
When previously living in the New England area Ms. Buyukisik had premiered works by Matthew McConnell, Derek Jacoby, and Stanly Hoffman at the Lily Pad, New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall and the Boston Center for the Arts, and has also sung with Schola Nocturna, which is a group that specializes in Early Music. Some of Ms . Buyukisik s' operatic repertoire includes Lucy from The Telephone, La Musica from L'Orfeo, Josephine from Story of an Hour (premiere).