DePaul Community Chorus Accompanist
AboutCassie Mara Makeeff
MM Indiana University
BM Northwestern University
family's musical lineage as both a pianist and singer. She serves as the choral accompanist for the DePaul Community
Chorus. Cassie accompanied her first chorus in
fourth grade, by heart, and has been playing and singing ever since. As
a singer, she is privileged to perform as a mezzo soprano of the
esteemed Grant Park Chorus, under the direction of Christopher Bell and
Carlos Kalmar. She continues to work as a coach and recitalist and
cantor at St. Mary's Church in Riverside.
Past experiences include serving as the Opera Repetituer and Choral
Organizations Pianist for Northwestern University and faculty pianist
and coach for the Operafestival di Roma, Italy. She has accompanied for
numerous other organizations in the Chicago area, including Opera of
DuPage, Opera Moda, Elmhurst College, Roosevelt University, Chicago
Children's Chorus, Grant Park Chorus and Outreach Program, and the Sing
to Live Community Chorus.
Cassie pursued her formal education in piano performance with Dr.
Sylvia Wang at Northwestern University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and
earned her Master's Degree at Indiana University in Piano Performance
with Dr. Karen Shaw and Vocal Pedagogy with Timothy Noble. She also
studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia under Elena