Margaret Baroody is a highly respected singing teacher and Singing Voice Specialist with over 35 years experience. She is on the voice faculty of The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where she has also taught the first year graduate level Vocal Pedagogy class.

Baroody’s students have sung in the world’s major opera houses including The Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, and others as well as many regional opera companies in the US including The Opera Company of Philadelphia, Virginia Opera, Portland Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, Sarasota Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and Opera Baltimore. Her students have been accepted into young artist programs including those at The Metropolitan Opera, Saratoga Opera, Sarasota Opera, Virginia Opera, and Minnesota Opera, in addition to successfully competing in many vocal competitions.

In addition to her work at Peabody, Baroody maintains a private voice studio of professional singers and particularly enjoys working with singers who have experienced a vocal injury, helping them through their recovery process. Baroody’s teaching philosophy is centered on the goal of enabling singers to discover a vocal technique that allows the voice to flourish throughout a lifetime and enables the singer to express their artistic goals with ease. Recognizing that each singer is unique, Baroody strives to help each of her students have a clear understanding of not only the anatomy and physiology of the voice but how to best care for their own instrument and meet the rigorous demands of a professional singing career. She strongly believes that a positive, supportive, and respectful relationship with her students is key to their artistic progress and over-all well being.

Baroody was a senior voice clinician in the voice medicine practice of Drs. Robert T. Sataloff and Karen Lyons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for 29 years. Widely recognized for her work with injured voices, Baroody is in demand nationally as well as internationally as a lecturer on issues of vocal health. She has written frequently on the subject of singing, particularly with regard to the injured voice, the aging voice, and vocal health. She is the author of over 25 published articles on voice. She is also a contributing author to numerous articles and books including VOCAL HEALTH AND PEDAGOGY and PROFESSIONAL VOICE: THE SCIENCE AND ART OF CLINICAL CARE. Baroody has demonstrated her commitment to the vocal health and training of the professional voice community with the presentation of numerous in-service programs.

Baroody has been the recipient of numerous honors including The Van Lawrence Fellowship from The Voice Foundation, the Citation for Distinguished Service from the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and The Lifetime Achievement Award from the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute of Shenandoah Conservatory She was the featured lecturer for the distinguished G. Paul Moore Lecture at the 2023 International Voice Symposium.

Baroody is a professional mezzo-soprano with extensive performance experience in opera, oratorio and recital. She received her undergraduate degree in vocal performance from Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., her master of music from the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts and she was a four-year scholarship student at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.