Mary Ella Van Voorhis studied voice with Tom Tavener, Dorothy Barnes and Nina Hinson. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Whitworth University. Master of Music from the University of Idaho and her Levels I II and III Certification in Orff-Schulwerk from University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mary Ella is a Northwest Regional Metropolitan Opera Finalist. She has been a Professional Singer with Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Music Theatre, Opera Associates of Los Angeles, LA Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble, The Long Beach Bach Festival, and San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, along with LA area churches and synagogues.
Mary Ella has served as Choral conductor of church and school choirs in Spokane and Los Angeles and as an Elementary general music teacher from 1998 to 2018 in the Sulphur Springs and Acton/Agua Dulce School Districts.