Christopher MacRae

Music Department

Office: RC 256.8
Phone: 306-585-5536
Pronoun(s): he, his

Current classes
Applied Voice, Opera Workshop, Lyric Diction, Vocal Literature

Research interests
Vocal Technique, Portrayal of National Identity in Art Song, Acting Techniques for young singers

Having received praised for his musicality and dramatic portrayals, and possessing “a beautiful and sonorous tenor voice,” Christopher MacRae has appeared across North America in a wide range of stage and concert repertoire. He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers Association (SRMTA).

Most recently Dr. MacRae was on faculty at the University of Arkansas, where he received the ‘Outstanding Mentor Award’ three times from the University of Arkansas. He helps young singers discover and develop strong technical skills, which gives them a working understanding of their own voice. He works with a wide range of students who have gone on to win numerous auditions and competitions, and are pursuing a variety of careers in music.


Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Voice Performance – Boston University 2015
Master of Music (MMus) in Voice Performance – McGill University, 2002
Licentiate Diploma (LDip) in Voice Performance – McGill University, 1999
Bachelor of Music (BMus) in Voice Performance – University of Calgary, 1995

Works of Note

-McAlpine in Filumena (Estacio), and The Doctor in The Waiting Room (Orozco),The Banff Centre
-Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) & Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss), Toronto Summer Music Festival
-Sir Philip in Owen Wingrave (Britten) & Sheldon in Later the Same Evening (Musto), Huntington Theater, Boston
-The Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia (Britten), Opera on the Avalon – St. John’s NFL
-Tenor Soloist in Carmina Burana (Orff), Symphony Hall – Boston
-Tenor Soloist in The Kingdom (Elgar), Calliope - Boston
-Tenor Soloist in Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven), Calgary Civic Symphony
-Tenor Soloist in Vespers (Rachmaninoff), Spiritus Chamber Choir & CBC