Marnie Mosiman de Lancie

Marnie Mosiman de Lancie

TPMA Board Member

Marnie Mosiman is an actress, singer, writer, and teacher who for 30 years has created arts programs for children and their teachers, focusing particularly on developing skills of collaboration and critical thinking. She has performed with the Dallas Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Los Angeles Opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Aspen Music Festival. In the theatre she has played leading roles at many regional repertory theaters and off Broadway. Her film credits include What Women Want, Hero, Exit to Eden; and in television, Ally McBeal, Frasier, and Star Trek:TNG.  Ms. Mosiman sang for 14 years with The Los Angeles Master Chorale where she created and was  the artistic director for their award winning outreach program, Voices Within. 

Designed to give voice to the thoughts and feelings of 10 and 11 year olds through collaborative song-writing, the award winning program Voices Within provides residencies today in Los Angeles Schools, in both 5th grade classrooms and high schools, where it is known as The Oratorio Project. The Voices Within curriculum turns collaborative practice into song, building community among the participants and all who participate in the final joyous performance.

In 2013, Marnie took the concept of  collaborative song-writing overseas. Named Global Voices, the first residency was in Saudi Arabia. For the last 5 years, Marnie has been teaching the program in Yangon and Northern Shan State, Myanmar.

Marnie also wrote, directed, and produced the very successful SummerSounds at the Hollywood Bowl for the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 10 years, a performance series that invited over 2000 children and their parents to a new country every week – aboard the  SS Global Harmony – to discover new cultures and music. She also produced the award winning Opera in the Schools program for the Los Angeles Opera.