About Mary Walkley
Workshops, classes and lessons available throughout the United States.
Master Teacher and Workshop Provider, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, YoungArts.org.
Co-creator and faculty, The Performing Arts Project, a NEW summer intensive at Wake Forest University, training creative young artists in musical theatre, songwriting, and film. For further information about this exciting new program, see www.performingartsproject.com.
Music Director and Founder for 21 years at The Broadway Theatre Project, a workshop in musical theatre. In 2011, Mary resigned from BTP to form an exciting new summer workshop, The Performing Arts Project.
Mary no longer endorses or participates in the Broadway Theatre Project.
Recipient,Benedict Foundation Grant for continued study with Seth Riggs, and Honored Alumni
Award, University of Tampa.
Listed in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers." "Who's Who of American Women," and "Who's Who in America."
Florida State Thespian Association workshop provider.
Graduate University of Tampa Music Department, performance major.
Member, NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences), NATS (National Association
of Teachers of Singing), Charter Member, Florida Vocal Health Institute, IVTOM (International Voice
Teachers of MIx)
Founder (and program Director for the first 5 years) of The Speech Level Singing Insititute.
Former member of Speech Level Singing International, where attained Level V (highest) degree of teaching certification.
Musical theatre students have had leading roles in In the Heights, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Fosse, Chicago, Dance of the Vampires, The Music Man, Oklahoma, The Full Monte, Spamalot, Saturday Night Fever, West Side Story, South Pacific, and many others, both on Broadway and in National Tours.
Pop/R&B students signed with major labels such as Universal Music, Sony Discus, Sony, Electra,
BMI. International and SKYPE students include singers from Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Peru, Mexico,
Spain, Cuba, Venezuela, Japan, Austria, Singapore, Canada, France , Mexico, Australia and the United
American Idol Finalists: Shannon Magrane (Top11, 2012); Michelle Delamor, (top 10 girls 2010); Katherine McPhee (Secondplace, 2006), Jessica Sierra (Top 10, 2005), Marque Lynch (top 20, 2004) and Jesse Lee (top 25, 2003). Mary has had numerous students participate in
Broadway Leads: Mandy Gonzalez-Elphaba, Wicked; Sarah Amengual-Maria, West Side Story; Natalie Cortez- Anita, West Side Story; Ashley Brown-Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins & Beauty, Beauty & The Beast; Sierra Boggess-The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid &Christine, Phantom of the Opera; Patrick Wilson-Curly Joe, Oklahoma & Jerry Lukowski, The Full Monte; Nancy Dussault-Witch, Into the Woods, & many, many others.