Mari Esabel Valverde
2022-23, 2023-24
Past Honorable Mention Mentor, Current Honorable Mention Mentor

Award-winning composer Mari Esabel Valverde has been commissioned by the American Choral Directors Association, Boston Choral Ensemble, the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Portland’s Resonance Ensemble, Seattle Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and the Texas Music Educators Association. Following six years as a high school classical voice instructor, she spent two years specializing in transgender voice training. A native of Texas, she holds degrees from St. Olaf College, the European American Musical Alliance in Paris, France, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She is a member of ASCAP, the American Choral Directors Association, and Chorus America.