Mary’s multi-faceted career encompasses roles as performer, coach, writer and broadcaster. She currently combines work as an Artist in Residence at London's Southbank Centre where she directs Voicelab, with a high profile career as vocal coach for a wide range of choral, operatic and music theatre groups and solo performers, and as a writer and broadcaster on TV and radio. She has appeared in concerts and operas all over the world and is a leading exponent of contemporary vocal music.
Mary is also in demand as a writer. In 2007 The Singer's Handbook (Faber) was published, co-written with Anthony Legge. This has been followed by the first two parts (English and French repertoire) of a projected series of selected vocal repertoire collections with coaching notes, The Boosey Voice Coach (Boosey & Hawkes). The German repertoire volume is in production.
Mary is an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, an Honorary Fellow of Rose Bruford College and she has recently been made a Fellow of the Northern College of Music.