Nancy Peery Marriott was born in California and received a BS from the University of Utah. She has had a lifelong love of music, especially opera and continued her vocal studies after graduation. Once her daughters left for college, she had more time to devote to her music. She has performed at The Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, Carnegie Hall, Strathmore Hall, National Theatre, Boston’s Symphony Hall, with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in a live international broadcast, and at local embassies. She has participated in the Alaska Summer Arts Festival for 20 years and performed in overseas programs in Israel and Argentina, as well as with the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria and the Amalfi Coast Festival in Italy. She is the recipient of the Camerata Award from the University of Utah, the Opera Theatre Award from the Alaska Arts Festival, a special award from Opera International and the Achievement in Arts Award from the Washington Performing Arts Society
She is also passionate about painting and spends what time she can refining her skill and perfecting her techniques. With exhibitions in the Washington metropolitan area and New England, she has been recognized and received awards for her stylistic landscapes in oil and has recently ventured into watercolor.
In addition to being active with her church, particularly teaching junior high Sunday School, she enjoys her involvement with various community and civic organizations. She has been especially active with the Washington Metropolitan Area Red Cross chapter and is a member of the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle and the Chairman’s Council. She is also a past member of the boards of the Washington Performing Arts Society and the National Symphony Orchestra and currently serves on the board of First Media Corporation and several foundations.
She and her husband Richard have four daughters, 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren with whom they spend time together traveling, skiing, hiking and on personalized biking trips and family vacations. Her life is guided by a strong faith, loving family relationships and service to others.
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