“Music is a universal language… It’s magic, and I love that through teaching I can spread this magic!” ~Mariné Ter-Kazaryan
Mariné Ter-Kazaryan is an internationally renowned soprano and pianist based in Los Angeles. Having performed professionally since the age of 5, her voice and music have been celebrated all over the world, including in her native Armenia, where her recordings continue to receive airplay on national radio. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “The Nightingale Who Sang on Los Feliz,” Mariné is celebrated for her colorful, crystal-clear voice, and dramatic and expressive stage presence. As an artist, she is on a driven quest for perfection and always strives to uplift and evoke emotional fulfillment for her audiences.
Recently, Mariné made her debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City. She is featured as a soloist on a recording of Art Songs by Carlos Guastavino, and acted and sang the role of famous opera diva Roxanne Coss in the film Bel Canto. She also performed a solo faculty concert of operatic arias with the Glendale Community College Orchestra, and sang “Song To The Moon” from Rusalka by Dvořák, as featured musical artist on BBS Network’s Life Changes Radio Show.
Alongside her vibrant performance career, Mariné has served on the faculty of Glendale Community College for over a decade and holds a full-time position as the Chair of the Vocal Arts Department at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, where she has taught since 1997. Within a year of becoming chair, she was awarded the Faculty Leadership Award for the Exemplary Leadership of the Vocal Arts Department. She has also been recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation for Professional Contribution as an Adjudicator to the Performing Arts Award Program of The Fine Arts Club of Pasadena, and received the Faculty Appreciation Award for 20 Years of Dedicated Service to the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.
After earning a diploma in Piano Performance from the Tchaikovsky School of Music in Yerevan, Mariné went on to complete a Bachelor of Music degree, Cum Laude, in Piano Performance and Vocal Arts and a Master of Music degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. She has studied and coached with masters such as Judith Natalucci, Dr. Stewart Gordon, Dr. Louise Lepley, Margaret Schaper and Svetlana Dadyan, Frank Feta, William Vendice, and Franz Boerlage.
Prior to joining the faculty of Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Mariné was Chair of the Piano Department at the Nayiri Center for the Arts, where she taught for eight years. Her students have gone on to be music performance majors at prestigious universities such as Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Harvard, USC Thornton School of Music, New England Conservatory, University of Maryland, Boston Conservatory.
Outside of her teaching endeavors, Mariné is a highly sought-after adjudicator of local and international competitions, including the Virginia Hawk International Vocal Competition, Fine Arts of Pasadena Performing Arts Vocal Competition, NATS Collegiate Audition, and the Southern California Junior Bach Festival, among others.
In addition to being a valued member of the ISFP, Mariné an honorary member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society, and is affiliated with NATS.
International Society of Female Professionals Member Mariné Ter-Kazaryan can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.