B i o g r a p h y

U.S.-Canadian soprano Nancy Wiebe Mazurowski was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota to Canadian parents. Her father, Dr. Jeffrey Wiebe, earned his PhD in School Administration from the University of North Dakota, and her mother, Jorlean, graduated as an RN from the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

 
Nancy Wiebe Mazurowski was singing trios with her mom and sister at age three, and taking piano lessons at age five. She continued with piano lessons through college, and began with voice lessons in the last quarter of her freshman year at North Park University, Chicago, IL. In her junior year, she was accepted as a member of the Grant Park Symphony Chorus where she sang for five summers. A few years later she joined the Chicago Symphony Chorus. She graduated with distinction with her MMVP from NPU in 2009.


A favorite performance of hers was her graduate recital accompanied by Kit Bridges, (Bach’s cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen [iTunes]; songs by Wolf, Rachmaninoff, and Harbison (Mirabai Songs). The year prior, she won 1st place in NPU’s Student Performance Awards, Graduate Division.

 

Winning 2nd place in Elgin OPERA’s 2009 Voice Competition led to her operatic debut with them, singing Marguerite’s “Air de bijoux” (Faust); and later, “V’adoro pupille” and “If Music Be the Food of Love” (2010 SMF), and “Vilja” (2012 April in Austria) [all on YouTube].

 

Chamber Opera Chicago and North Shore Chamber Arts Ensemble are organizations with which she has worked regularly. Roles with COC include Pride and Prejudice (Caroline Bingley), The Sound of Music (2012-Elsa Schraeder), and Persuasion (2011 through 2014-Elizabeth Elliot), and solos with NSCAE, Mozart’s “Ch’io mi scordi di te – Non temer,” J.C. Bach’s “Infelice! Invan m’affanno”, Schubert’s “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen,” [YouTube] and Handel’s Messiah. In April 2013 she joined NSCAE’s board, and in October 2014 was voted Chairperson.

 

Oratorios on which she has soloed include Mozart’s Requiem, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio, Fauré’s Requiem (Rockford BACH Chamber Choir, March, 2013), Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and Rutter’s Requiem. She enjoyed singing with Temple Beth Israel’s Koleynu for many High Holy Day seasons, and was their interim choir director 2010-11.

 

Nancy teaches private voice lessons at Maine West H.S. and her home in Chicago, Nancy Wiebe Mazurowski's Voice Studio. She and her guitarist husband, Steve, enjoy walking and running. She has run four marathons (Duluth ’97, Chicago ’99, ’07, ’11).

Mike Smith ©2010 Photographic Services International.

 

Mike Smith ©2010 Photographic Services International.

 

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