Maisie is a highly experienced soprano based in London, UK, singing as a soloist and chorister across the country and internationally. After studying voice and clarinet at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music, Maisie studied Music at Christ's College, Cambridge, where she was an academic and choral scholar under Professor David Rowland. She won the Charles Blackham Memorial Competition 2017 for a vocal recital of Schumann, Chausson and Holst, the Sir Ian McFarlane Award for Excellence for academic, personal and extracurricular achievements, and the Canon Greville Cooke Prize for First Class Results in Music. Maisie continued her studies to MPhil level, graduating with Distinction in 2018 and singing in the choir of Gonville and Caius College under Dr Geoffrey Webber. As a choral scholar she toured extensively, to Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, America, Canada and the US.
Maisie was a member of the Genesis Sixteen scheme in 2017-18, and she is now a Choral Scholar at St Martin-in-the-Fields, singing regularly with their professional ensemble St Martin's Voices. She deputises regularly across London, including at Royal Hospital Chelsea, St Stephen Gloucester Road, St Pancras Church, St Gabriel's Pimlico, St Stephen Walbrook and St Cuthbert's Earl's Court. She is also an experienced session singer, working on soundtracks for programmes such as highly acclaimed BBC comedy Fleabag, and has toured with the Armonico Consort and Gonville and Caius Choir. Maisie was a member of the National Youth Choir from 2009-2017 and soprano 2 section leader 2015-17. She has performed at numerous high-profile events, including as the Anthem Singer at the Varsity Rugby Match in Twickenham in 2015, and at the funeral of Professor Stephen Hawking in 2018.
Maisie has received significant success as an academic musician. An abridged version of her undergraduate dissertation won the Andrew Goodwin Memorial Prize in 2018, exploring Lauryn Hill's 'Doo Wop (That Thing)'; you can find out more about the prize and read Maisie's winning essay here. Her MPhil research focused primarily on British female rap and hip-hop, and her additional work explored the presentation of gender through music in film, klezmer music in post-war Europe, and the music of Bob Dylan during the Cold War. Continuing her interest in research and writing, Maisie combines her busy singing career with policy work in the charity sector through working at ACEVO, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.