Department of Music
Marlette Buchanan

Marlette Buchanan

Lecturer

253-535-7602 (office)

Profile

Professional
Responsibilities

Applied Voice Lessons

Education
Degrees

M.M., Boston University

B.A., Fisk University

Personal
Biography
Marlette  is an accomplished performer of opera, musical theatre and other genres of music and has been noted by reviewers  as a “soprano of extended range, flexibility, warmth, color… and beauty”. Ms. Buchanan’s operatic roles include  Fiordiligi and Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Euridice in Orfeo ed Eduridice, Marenka in The Bartered Bride, Antonia in The Tales of Hoffman,  Blanche in Dialogue of the Carmelites as well as roles in Porgy and Bess. Her musical theatre credits include roles in Showboat, Ain't Misbehavin', Once on this Island, and Ragtime.  Marlette is a graduate of Boston University with a Master of Music degree. She attended Fisk University for a Bachelor of Arts degree where she toured nationally and recorded as the lead soloist with the Jubilee Singers. A regional finalist at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Ms. Buchanan also was a finalist in the national MacAllister Awards and the Eleanor Lieber Awards. Her concert performances include Orff’s Carmina Burana, Fanshawe’s African Sanctus, Spohr’s Sechs Deutsches Lieder, and Carter’s Spiritual Cantata.  Ms. Buchanan has recorded with a broad range of recording artists extending her versatility in vocal performance. Additionally, she can be heard as the soloist in the film documentary entitled The Freedom Riders.