Marcia received her training from the prestigious Lyric Opera of Chicago's Opera Center and the Santa Fe apprentice program. She has appeared inleading roles with opera companies across the United States, including those in Orlando, Eugene, Washington D.C., Marin and Sacramento, among others. Her numerous operatic roles include Musetta, Rosalinda, Fiordigili and Susanna. Her musical theatre repertoire includes leading roles in "Carousel", "The Sound of Music" and "Bittersweet". She has toured extensively in concert and has appeared as a soloist with the symphony orchestras of Midland, Michigan, San Diego and Sacramento. Marcia dedicates her performances to her family and to the memory of her father, William Cope.