Mari Esabel Valverde (b. 1987) is an American composer, singer and educator.
Ms. Valverde holds degrees from St. Olaf College, the European American Musical Alliance in Paris, France, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Valverde has composed choral, vocal, symphonic, and chamber works. Her music has been featured at conventions and festivals such as Chorus America, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Association of British Choral Directors, and Texas Music Educators Association.
She has been commissioned by the American Choral Directors Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Seattle Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Boston Choral Ensemble among others and has appeared with Dallas Chamber Choir, Vox Humana, and EXIGENCE (Detroit). She was a featured composer at the 2016 Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses Festival, where her Our Phoenix was premièred by six collective ensembles from the United States and Canada.
Fluent in Spanish and French, Ms. Valverde actively studies Brazilian Portuguese and Swedish. She has translated numerous vocal works and documents including a phonetic guide of Ravel’s opera L’Enfant et les Sortilèges.
She taught voice at the high school level for over six years, and currently teaches singing and transgender voice training with TruVoice Lessons.
She is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the American Composers Forum, and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
Works for Winds
- Fanfare for Ole (2008)
- Man in the Top Hat (2008)
- Marche des Pirates (2009)
- Passaros (2012)
- Toy Box (2008)
- The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 503.
- Mari Esabel Valverde website Accessed 3 April 2021