Marcie Ellen Duplantis

Adjunct Faculty in Voice
Foster Hall 004 | (409) 489-2313


MM - Voice Pedagogy, Texas Christian University
MAT - Choral Music, Centenary College of Louisiana
BM, Centenary College of Louisiana

Marcie Ellen Duplantis is a Texas-born singer, songwriter, and educator. Marcie Ellen’s diverse background in classical and contemporary music informs her teaching style. *Click here* for her detailed performance resume, music releases, and publications. She also plays guitar, ukulele, and piano.

Marcie Ellen holds two Master’s degrees (M.M., M.A.T.) and is a graduate of Texas Christian University with a Master of Music in Voice Pedagogy and Centenary College of Louisiana with a Master of Arts in Teaching: Choral Music with a Certification for K-12 music education and Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with a concentration in Music Education, having graduated with academic honors, Cum Laude as well as Departmental Honors from The Hurley School of Music. Duplantis also holds a post-graduate certification in Vocal Pedagogy from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Her fundamental teaching goal is to promote a life-long love of singing while habilitating the vocal longevity of each student by instilling healthful, beautiful, and developmentally appropriate techniques in each singer while honoring the unique individuality and artistic integrity of the student(s).

Mrs. Duplantis’ operatic roles include Miss Jessell in Britten’s Turn of the Screw and Ellen Orford of Peter Grimes in TCU’s Project Opera, Marcellina and Countess in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, The Mother in Menotti’s Amahl and The Night Visitors, Zweite Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Sorella Dolcina in Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Nella in Gianni Schicchi, Dinah in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti and Desiree in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music with The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Duplantis made her United Kingdom debut as a soloist at Great St. Mary’s Cathedral in Cambridge, England, and Soprano Soloist for Salisbury Cathedral, Lunchtime Concerts of the Liturgical Year in 2018. Duplantis has also been seen staged in productions with Shreveport Opera, including Puccini’s Turandot and Madame Butterfly, and Donizetti’s, L’elisir d’amor, and has been seen performing in various ensembles at Yale University, The Boston Conservatory, Interlochen Academy for the Arts, Croatia, Chicago, Atlanta, Michigan, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana. She has been the featured Soprano soloist in Dubois’, Seven Last Words of Christ and served as Artist in Resident for St. Mark’s Cathedral in Shreveport, Louisiana, serving as a featured soloist for requiems, ordinations, weddings, celebratory services, and Soprano Section Leader for Cathedral Eucharist. In this, she also served as vocal coach to choristers of the St. Mark’s Cathedral Choir.

Her efforts developed masterful musicianship within the ensemble and her children’s chorus was featured in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Shreveport Symphony. More famously, upon the release of her Nashville produced, debut EP “Walls” Marcie Ellen charted at #14 on iTunes Christian & Gospel charts. Active in the music industry, she is a vocal coach to American Idol contestants as well as many successful candidates on popular television shows such as The Voice, and America’s Got Talent. Marcie Ellen recently completed a song-writing mentorship with a former publisher to Lauren Daigle, of Centricity Records. She records with Nashville producer, Ryan Corn, former artist with Curb Records (which label represents artists such as Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, and Hank Williams Jr.) of Nashville, Tennessee.

Throughout the year, Marcie Ellen acts as owner and instructor of Marcie Ellen Studio, a private instruction-based music studio offering lessons and promoting national musical-excellence performances for students of all ages in The Arts across 13 states in in-person and virtual formats. Marcie Ellen also serves year-round as Director of Music to Celebration Community Church, an open and affirming congregation where her vocals and direction assist in leading others to an intimate place of worship through the gift of music.