Kelly MacKenzie-Thurley is a graduate of both Northern Kentucky University and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She has sung in operas, musicals, cabarets, recitals & concerts throughout the United States, Australia, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, the United Kingdom and Germany, including performances at Cincinnati’s Music Hall, Harlech Castle in North Wales and at the Sydney Opera House. Kelly has been on the voice faculty at NKU’s School of the Arts for 6 years and has also run voice studios in Sydney, London & Cincinnati where she worked with private students, recording studios and vocal ensembles. In 2018 she took over as Director the NKU Vocal Jazz Ensemble and has continued her studies with Darmon Meader of New York Voices. Kelly is very active locally with committees for the Junior Women’s League, Hamilton Community Foundation and Hamilton City Schools.