Maren Montalbano began her vocal career with the San Francisco Girls Chorus at age seven, and has been singing ever since. A graduate of both New England Conservatory of Music and Tufts University, Ms. Montalbano sang in the historic world premiere of John Adams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning work, On the Transmigration of Souls, which was later released into a Grammy Award-winning CD. She recorded Douglas Cuomo’s opera Arjuna’s Dilemma with Anonymous 4 members Susan Hellauer and Jacqueline Horner, which was released in 2008 to critical acclaim. Other commercial recordings include Alice Parker’s Listen Lord and The Family Reunion, Kile Smith’s Vespers, and The Crossing’s debut solo album, It is time. In the spring of 2009, her solo in Copland’s In The Beginning was praised as “excellent” by the Philadelphia Inquirer. She currently studies voice with Julianne Baird.
Maren Montalbano appears on the Prisoners & Penitents program on May 16, 17, and 18.