Mackenzie Taylor is a first year graduate student at the University of Illinois, studying under Professor Yvonne Redman.
She made her principal role debut with Vashon Opera last year as Valencienne (The Merry Widow). She recently graduated from Pacific Lutheran University as a recipient of the Agnes Berge Smith Music Scholarship, studying with Dr. Soon Cho. She is an Actor’s Equity Membership Candidate and has performed in Seattle with the 5th Avenue Theatre, singing in their productions of The Sound of Music and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. During her time at Pacific Lutheran University, Mackenzie sang the roles of Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Cleopatra in Händel’s Giulio Cesare. As a member of The Choir of the West conducted by Dr. Richard Nance, she soloed in Ravel’s Trois Chansons for the International Chamber Choir Competition held in Marktoberdorf, Germany.
She sends lots of love to Hugh and Rowena!?