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Mary Dupaix received her baccalaureate degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Utah where she studied with Dr. Carol Ann Allred. Prior to attending the University of Utah she studied voice with David Schmidt. Music was a tradition in her family and each of her siblings grew up playing an instrument. Her chosen instrument was the clarinet. She started playing clarinet in 3rd grade and continued with it through high school. However, singing was the thing she most enjoyed. Her senior year in High School found her involved in band as well as being a member of both the A'Cappella Choir and Madrigals. After high school she sang with the Mormon Youth Symphony and Chorus and the Utah Oratorio Society. Besides singing, she enjoys theater and has played small roles in Community Theater as well as in the Utah Lyric Opera's productions of Don Giovanni and Suor Angelica.


Penny Peshell

Classically trained, Penny has performed in Operas such as “La Grotta di Trofonio,” and “Dialogues des Carmélites.¨ She has traveled the world with various performing groups including China, Washington D.C., and San Francisco, competed in International Competitions, and dabbled in directing a few stage plays. 

With a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music and choral conducting, Penny trained under Dr. Reed Criddle.  She has also worked with Dr. Ed Thompson, Tori Postma, Beth Bruce, Serena Kanig-Benish,  and others.

Penny has been teaching private and group vocal lessons, and currently directs the Beehive Statesmen Chorus (Men's Barbershop chorus).  Penny has worked for Stars Talent Studio as their Head Booking agent where she helped cast TV, movies, commercial, and print ads that were made here in Utah including projects for ABC, CBS, NBC, Disney, Hallmark, IHC, Questar Gas, Rhodes Rolls, etc.  She has worked as an assistant producer on projects including The forgotten Carols, 2015 EFY Music Album, Relative Race TV show.

Penny loves to travel and experience other cultures.  In addition to singing, Penny plays the fiddle, piano, and guitar but she states that singing is her first love.  Penny speaks Spanish fluently.  She lived in Spain for 18 months, and served as a volunteer teacher in Ghana, Africa for 2 months.  Penny likes to make silly home movies with her nephew.


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I love the gift of song. I received my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance back East from George Mason University in 2007, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. I have sung at the Department of State in Washington, DC, as well as several competitions. Since moving to Utah in 2008 I have studied both with Dr. Carol Ann Allred and Dr. Arden Hopkin. In 2009 I became a member of the Volunteer Music Crew at Primary Children's Medical Center, and have had the wonderful experience of singing for patients and their families on a regular basis. I have thoroughly enjoyed performing in several local productions, my favorites being Savior of the World, the role of Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, and Rapunzel in Into the Woods. I love teaching voice, from Classical to Music Theater, and believe everyone who wants to sing should be given the opportunity. I especially enjoy teaching beginning singers and those who experience performance anxiety. I offer a warm and friendly environment to help singers become more confident in their own gift of song.

Deborah Naylor

Deborah Naylor
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Deborah Naylor is an enthusiastic teacher who is passionate about helping her students learn to love music in a way that is tailored to their personality. She believes that music is a language that can be learned in an enjoyable way as students listen, try new things, learn to re-create what they hear, and find what musical style they like most.


She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music emphasizing in Voice studies from BYU - Idaho. Her first year of college was at Weber where she was offered a scholarship as a double-major in voice and piano. Her piano pedigree includes study with her first teacher Carol Beck followed by study under University of Utah Adjunct professor Lenora Brown, along with Weber State professor Shaun Steiner, and BYU – Idaho professor Stephen Thomas. She has been in group piano class with Yu-Jane Yang from Weber State where she learned to transpose and perform a high level of technique. She has also ventured into the realms of Jazz Piano studying private lessons with Justin Nielsen. Under the direction of Aaron Miller she was a part of a Jazz combo where she played with five other musicians who transcribed, arranged, and performed pieces by Blue Mitchell, as well as their own jazz compositions.

Her aunt Gloria Naylor was the first to help instill in her a love for both classical and musical theatre. At Weber State University she studied under Linda Lee for a year. She studied private voice for two years under world renown Kris Ciesinsky where she learned a high level of dedication and professionalism as well as techniques to preserve the longevity of the voice. At BYU – Idaho she studied vocal pedagogy, vocal literature and opera with David Olsen. Preparation for her senior recital was under the direction of Paul Busselberg. She has been in high-level collegiate choirs for 5 years, has experience selecting singers and repertoire for choral events, and putting on concerts.

 Professional Experience

As a lyric soprano, she has been involved in various productions including leading roles such as Blanche from Dialogues of the Carmelites, Susanna from Le Nozze de Figaro, Frasquita from Carmen, Cherubino from Le Nozze de Figaro, and Gianetta from L'elisir d'amore. She was a lead role Salome in BYU – Idaho’s full-scale production of Savior of the World. Opera productions where she was a chorus member include scenes from La Cenerentola, The Bartered Bride, Dido and Aeneas, The Magic Flute, Tales of Hoffman, Candide, The Queen of Spades, Suor Angelica, and La Sonnambula. Other full-scale shows she has participated in the chorus include The Scarlet Pimpernel, CATS, and Charlie Brown. Aside from her own studies, she has taught collegiate group lessons alongside a professor as well as private voice lessons for beginning freshmen at BYU – Idaho.

Because of the variety of musical styles she has studied, Deborah has a unique perspective of what music is and where you can go with it. Some music students continue in the direction of a professional music career, others it will merely be a learning experience, but no matter what you do with your talents, she wants your music studies to be something that builds character, brings joy, and allows you express yourself; ultimately helping you to become the best you there is.



Lynnette Owens

President and Founder of Lyrical Opera Products, Inc. and Lyrical Opera Theater.
Bachelor of Music from Brigham Young University.
Professional classical singer for 32 years.
Voice teacher for 24 years.

Study with a highly skilled professional: If you wanted to learn how to make boats, you’d find the best boat maker you could demonstrated by the boats they made, and study with them. If you want to learn how to sing, find the most highly skilled singer you can, have them demonstrate their ability for you and study with them. Opera is the hardest style of singing there is requiring the best and most refined singing technique…a technique that can support and be applied to any style of singing from contemporary to Broadway to hard rock. Lynnette will give you a singing technique that can support all styles of singing.

After receiving her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, Lynnette went on to have a professional classical singing career that included being a soloist in NYC's Carnegie Hall with the New England Symphony and a 300-voice chorus in Mozart's Requiem and Vesperae solennes de confessore. She has thrilled audiences and critics alike with her operatic performances which included roles such as Madama Butterfly in Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Minnie in Puccini's La Fanciulla del West, Mimi in Puccini's La Bohème, and Tosca in Puccini's Tosca amongst numerous others. She has been a soloist with the Lyrical Opera Theater, Rome Festival Opera, Utah Symphony & Opera, Amici Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Sarasota Opera, Bleeker Street Opera in NYC, MidAmerica Productions, the American West Symphony and the Da Camera Choir and Symphony of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Lynnette teaches kids to adults. She’ll happily demonstrate her singing and teaching skills during a free consultation with you. Call with questions or details or go to her website, www.LynnetteOwens.com for more in-depth exploration.