Mathis-Clark never rested on the laurels of her finely graded “Summertime” traversals but created a live-wire individuated stage persona.
— Opera news online (2005-05-12)
 
 
 
 

Ms. Mathis-Clark will begin her 11th season with Los Angeles Master Chorale, under the direction of Grant Gershon in September, 2018.

Margaurite has been singing since she was a small child. She attended Alexander Hamilton High School Music Academy. She received her Bachelor's and Master of Music degrees from Louisiana State University where she thrived. She was awarded numerous Baton Rouge Opera Scholarships. 

Ms. Mathis-Clark has participated in numerous vocal competitions including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions where she was a Grand Finalist. Ms. Mathis-Clark was a semi-finalist in the 2006 Marguerite McCammon Vocal Competition, a finalist in the 2005 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, Finalist in the 2003 Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, 2002 Shreveport Opera Singer of the year and First Place Winner of the 2002 Leontyne Price Vocal Competition sponsored by the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club-South Central District. She was also the 1st Place Winner of the First Annual Charles A. Lynam Vocal Competition, held in conjunction with Greensboro Symphony of North Carolina. first place in the 1999 Rose Palmai-Tenser Scholarship audition in Mobile, Alabama. She was a finalist in the first Ducrest Young Artist International Competition sponsored by the Acadiana Symphony. Margaurite was awarded First Place winner of the First Annual Charles A. Lynam Vocal Competition in conjunction with Greensboro Symphony in North Carolina. She made her debut with the Greensboro Symphony conducted by Dmitry Sitkovetsky, in September 2006. In October 2006 Margaurite appeared with acclaimed pianist, Buddy Bray, singing Cabaret Songs by William Bolcom. Ms. Mathis-Clark sang the soprano solo in Brahms' Ein Duetsches Requiem with the Arborlawn Choir Orchestra under the direction of Tom Stoker. She sang the role of Contessa Almaviva in Living Opera's production of Le Nozze di Figaro. In the 2005 season, she covered the role of Tosca with Fort Worth Opera and made her debut with Opera Delaware as Clara in Porgy and Bess. Ms. Mathis-Clark also covered the role of Donna Anna in Living Opera’s production of Don Giovanni. In 2004, Ms. Mathis-Clark completed her first season as a resident artist in the Fort Worth Opera Studio. She has also participated as an apprentice artist with Des Moines Metro Opera and Shreveport Opera Express. During the 2003-2004 season, she appeared with Fort Worth Opera as Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto and Edith in Pirates of Penzance. Ms. Mathis-Clark also covered the roles of Gilda in Rigoletto and Governess in Turn of the Screw. In 2004, Ms. Mathis-Clark made her debut with the Fort Worth Symphony under the direction of Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya. She made her debut with the Baton Rouge Symphony in September 1999 as the featured soloist in a program of arias. Ms. Mathis-Clark was also soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Baton Rouge Symphony in 2004 and 2000. Ms. Mathis-Clark received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Louisiana State University where she studied with Dr. Lori Bade. She has appeared with LSU Opera as Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, Mimi in La Bohéme, Violetta in La Traviata, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, and Contessa Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro. She has also been the soprano soloist in major choral works by Mozart (Requiem), Handel (Messiah and Laudate pueri Dominum), Poulenc (Gloria), Fraser (Christmastide), Mechem (Songs of the Slave), Rutter (Feel the Spirit and Gloria), and Canticle of Peace arranged and adapted by jazz musician Bill Grimes and Huel Perkins. While attending Louisiana State University, Ms. Mathis-Clark was a member of the prestigious Acappella Choir and Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Fulton as well as Schola Cantorum, University Chorus, and Women's Chorus under the direction of Dr. Sara Lynn Baird.

Ms. Mathis-Clark continues to pursue her career domestically and internationally while residing in California.