Mary E. Larew is a composer, performer, and stage and music director based in New Haven, Connecticut. Originally from Iowa, Mary studied music composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
In 2005, Mary spent several years in Europe as a Marshall Scholar, taking her MA in Ensemble Singing and then her PhD in Directing Medieval Music Dramas, both from the University of York in the UK.
She founded the vocal quintet Uncloistered there, studying voice and repertoire with Lynne Dawson and Anna Maria Friman. Both degrees were supervised by John Potter, a noted tenor and member of Sequentia.
In 2006 Mary founded Viriditas, an ensemble of flexible forces specializing in music-theatre from the fringes of the repertoire, medieval to modern.
In 2012 Mary began a 2-year MA in Arts Administration at Columbia University and expects to graduate in the summer of 2014.
For more information, see marylarew.com.