b. 1987

Composer and singer Mari Ésabel Valverde has been commissioned by the American Choral Directors Association, Texas Music Educators Association, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, and others. Her music has been featured at conventions and festivals such as Chorus America, the Oregon Bach Festival, and the Association of British Choral Directors. In 2016, she was a featured composer at GALA Choruses’ quadrennial festival, where her Our Phoenix was premiered by a cluster of six ensembles from the United States and Canada.

A translator, she is fluent in French and Spanish and proficient in Brazilian Portuguese, and she enjoys exploring other languages. An educator, she taught voice at the high school level for four years in Texas, where she sang in the Dallas Symphony Chorus, the Dallas Chamber Choir, and Vox Humana.

She holds degrees from St. Olaf College, the European American Musical Alliance in Paris, France, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. [link]