A native of Tokyo, Japan, Mariko Matsumura graduated with high honors with a BM in Vocal Performance from University of Montana and a MM in Vocal Performance from Longy School of Music. A recipient of the 2006 Penelope Davis Honorable Mention Award, she has served as assistant and accompanist for organizations including St. Francis Xavier, UM Dance and Drama Departments, and Missoula Children's Theater. Mariko's performance credits include Messiah, Aida, Hansel and Gretl, Der Rosenkavalier, The Magic Flute, and numerous premiere performances throughout the Boston area. Mariko has performed with ensembles including Lorelei Ensemble, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Jyugoya Ensemble, Chorus Boston, Setegaya Women’s Chorus and Opera Unmet. She currently serves as Music Director and Soloist at First Parish in Malden. Mariko joined the FSPA Music Faculty in 2002.