Marc Embree Associate Professor of Voice (Bass-Baritone)


  • Vocal Arts

106 Music Practice Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 884-9407


Marc Embree is an associate professor of voice at the Michigan State University College of Music. A singer, actor and educator, Embree was a principal singer with the New York City Opera for several seasons and has performed throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada and Europe. He has sung with many regional houses including Edmonton, New Orleans, St. Louis, Houston, Sarasota, Omaha, Kansas City and Virginia. His extensive repertoire boasts such roles as Wotan, Iago, Conte d'Almaviva, Don Giovanni, Scarpia, and the Four Villains in Les Contes d'Hoffman.

Embree received critical acclaim for his performance of Frank Marraunt in the Berlin Ludwigshafen production of Kurt Weill's Street Scene; filmed for television, it has been released on DVD and broadcast in Europe, Japan, Mexico and on the BRAVO Channel in the United States. Embree appeared as Dr. Sloper in the New York premiere of Thomas Pasatieri’s Washington Square and was asked by the composer to create the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in God Bless Us Everyone. He created the role of William Emmons in The Village Singer by Stephen Paulus.

Embree is a dedicated teacher and is delighted to be passing on to a new generation of young artists the instruction, wisdom and insight given to him by some of the best teachers, coaches and colleagues. His students are appearing with increasing frequency in opera houses throughout the United States and Europe including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Zurich Opera, Basel Stadtstheater, and many others. Embree’s students have won and placed in vocal competitions both in the United States and abroad.

Embree teaches voice, English and American Art Song repertoire, German Lieder Repertoire, and Beginning Acting for Singers at Michigan State University.