Mary Brennan is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music. She was a lecturer at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama 1987-2007. She has been a teacher in the Vocal Studies Faculty of Royal Irish Academy of Music since 2007, teaching for the most part Primary Degree, Masters and Doctorate Students, French Song Classes with 3rd and 4th Year Undergraduates, and Recital Artist students.
Mary was a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester from 2002-2007 and Visiting Professor at the Opera Studio in Ghent from 1998-2003. She was invited to teach Senior and Masters students at the School of Fine Arts of the University of Connecticut for the Fall Semester of 2013 following a Masterclass given there in August 2012.
Key achievements within the RIAM include many winners of the Briscoe Cup for Outstanding Student of the Year, the Irene Sandford Award for Singers and multiple Feis Ceoil Prizewinners.
Many of Mary’s past students at the RIAM are now enjoying successful performing careers, including Naomi O Connell, Rachel Kelly, Claudia Boyle, Dean Power, Gavan Ring and Padraic Rowan.