Marcus DeLoach has appeared as baritone soloist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and many other orchestras. His performances have included collaborations with conductors Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti, Kristjan Järvi, Gerard Schwartz, and John Mauceri. He has also appeared regularly with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Marilyn Horne Foundation, and the rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra. DeLoach’s international opera career has included performances at Teatro Comunale di Bolzano (Italy), Opera Ireland, Chicago Lyric Opera, Seattle Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Boston Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Tulsa Opera, Bard Summerscape Festival, Central City Opera, Kentucky Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Nashville Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Utah Opera, American Opera Projects, PROTOTYPE, and New York City Opera, where he was a principal artist from 2000-2006. With a deep commitment to the creation and promotion of contemporary vocal music, DeLoach has premiered numerous modern operas and recorded several CDs for Naxos. His own children’s opera Mooch the Messy (based on the book by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) has had four productions since its inception in 2010, including performances by Boston Conservatory and Tulsa Opera’s outreach programs. In 1997 DeLoach was unanimously voted the first place winner of London's inaugural Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. He has also received honors from Opera Index, Albanese-Puccini, Rosa Ponselle, Liederkranz, and George London foundations, the Young Concert Artists International, The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Metropolitan Opera National Council, and The Gaddes Fund. In addition to Juilliard and The Shepherd School of Music, DeLoach has studied at Music Academy of the West, Merola Opera Program, New England Conservatory, and the Britten-Pears School (England). He has trained in voice with Edward Zambara, Ruth Falcon, Fred Carama, and Dr. Stephen King; in acting with Frank Corsaro, Ted Altschuler, and Elizabeth Browning; and has coached with Graham Johnson, Warren Jones, and Marilyn Horne. As a teacher and clinician DeLoach has presented vocal science classes at Rice University and Wolf Trap Opera, and given master classes at colleges and music schools across the country. His musical scholarship concentrates on the early vocal works of Ralph Vaughan Williams.
B.M., The Juilliard School, M.M., The Juilliard School, D.M.A., Rice University-The Shepherd School of Music