Mary Brennan is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music. She was a lecturer at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama 1987-2007. She has been a teacher in the Vocal Studies Faculty of the Royal Irish Academy of Music since 2007, teaching for the most part Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate Students. Mary also delivers French Song Classes with 3rd and 4th Year Undergraduates, and Recital Artist students.
Mary was a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester from 2002-2007 and Visiting Professor at the Opera Studio in Ghent from 1998-2003. She was a visiting lecturer for Senior and Master students at the School of Fine Arts of the University of Connecticut in 2013.
Many of Mary’s past students at the RIAM are now enjoying successful performing careers, including Naomi O'Connell, Rachel Kelly, Claudia Boyle, Dean Power, Gavan Ring, Sarah Brady and Padraic Rowan. Of her emerging professional students, in recent years three of her class have been awarded the prestigious Royal Dublin Society Bursary of €15,000, an award which is also competed for amongst Keyboard, Strings, Wind and Brass players.