OC Ars Vocalis Academy
Mark Salters is opera co-director, vocal coach, and pianist at California
State University, Fullerton. Originally from New York, Salters served on
the coaching staff of the Opera Department at the University of Michigan
under Gustav Meier. Prior to that, Mr. Salters was on the faculty of the
Yale University graduate opera program headed by noted director Tito
Capobianco. He has accompanied master classes by many well known singers and coaches including Frederica Von Stade, Roberta Alexander, Vladamir Chernov, Carlo Bergonzi, Sherill Milnes, Madame Régine Crespin, Richard Bonynge, Rodney Gilfry, George Shirley, Carol Neblett, Horst Günther, Marni Nixon, Paul Sperry, Richard Pearlman, Lili Chookasian, as well as many others. In addition he has worked with conductors and directors from Los Angeles Opera, New York City Opera, Frankfurt Opera, St. Louis Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera. Mr. Salters has also served on the music staffs of the University of Connecticut, Opera Theater of Connecticut, and the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven Connecticut.
Currently Mr. Salters regularly accompanies the National Association of Teachers of Singing symposiums in Los Angeles and Orange County, as well as the Classical Singers Association classes and concerts. He has also worked for Opera Pacific, Opera Ala Carte, Cal State Long Beach, Pacific Chorale, Pacific Symphony, Riverside Opera, Southland Opera, and the Intimate Opera Company. He also serves as Director of Music and Principal Organist at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton church in Irvine. As an active freelance accompanist he regularly accompanies many of the finest young vocal artists of the Los Angeles area in recitals and competitions.