Title: Vice President
Company: First Media
Location: Potomac, Maryland, United States
Nancy Peery Marriott, Vice President at First Media, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music.
Taking vocal lessons in the fifth grade upon the influence of her grandmother, who was a singer, Ms. Marriott attended the University of Utah and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1962. From there, she attended several prominent academic institutions to hone her skill in singing, including the Longy School of Music in Boston, the University of Miami Frost School of Music in Salzburg, Austria, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, where she completed intensive opera studies. Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Marriott has performed at a plethora of renowned venues, including The Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall and the Constitution Hall with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during a live international broadcast.
Notably, Ms. Marriott has had numerous leading roles with the Washington Savoyards and at local embassies and has participated in the ArtsNaples World Festival in Florida, Opera International’s Gala Concert and with the U.S. Air Force Symphony Orchestra, the Heifetz International Music Institute, the Great Waters Festival Orchestra and the National Chamber Ensemble. She has frequently traveled overseas to Israel and Argentina to perform and has had exhibitions throughout New England and in the Washington metropolitan area.
Congruent with her singing career, Ms. Marriott has excelled as vice president of First Media since 1972. Civically involved as well, she taught for 25 years as a junior high Sunday school teacher for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has been active with the Washington Metropolitan Area chapter of the Red Cross. She is also a past member of the boards of the Washington Performing Arts Society and the National Symphony Orchestra.
Attributing her success to hard work, determination, perseverance and meeting excellent mentors, Ms. Marriott has earned several accolades throughout her career. She received the Camerata Award from the University of Utah, the Opera Theatre Award from the Alaska Arts Festival and a Special Award from Opera International. Likewise, she earned an Achievement in Arts Award from the Washington Performing Arts Society and a National Red Cross Award. Recently in 2020, she earned an Achievement Award from the ALS Foundation. Looking toward the future, Ms. Marriott intends to remain in good health and give back to her community.
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