Hailing from the North Carolina Foothills, soprano Peyton Marion enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer and educator. Miss Marion holds a degree in Voice from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she served as a tutor and teaching assistant for music history and German courses. She has recently been seen in productions of Pelléas et Mélisande, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Florencia en el Amazonas with the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute. She has also performed with the Magnolia Baroque Ensemble, the UNCSA Cantata Singers, and the Winston-Salem Symphony. She currently serves as the soprano section leader at St. Anne's Episcopal Church. In addition to her work as a classical musician, Miss Marion performs in a dynamic and versatile musical duo, The Marionettes, with Texas based singer-songwriter Will Southern (who also happens to be her big brother). The two have performed internationally, thrilling crowds from Canada to Cuba. Miss Marion is continuing her vocal studies with Professor Glenn Siebert. She hopes to obtain her master’s and doctoral degrees in voice and to someday teach on the university level.