Interview with Trans Indigenous Composer Mari Esabel Valverde

Mari Esabel Valverde is one of 13 transgender composers—and to my knowledge, the only trans BIPOC composer—in the US who are listed in the Institute for Composer Diversity database. You can find more information about Valverde’s music through the links below, including contact information, how to purchase her music, and how to donate to her surgery fund. Do consider including her fabulous music in your courses. I urge everyone to do something to help QTBIPOC music-makers.

Composer profile for Valverde

Video recording of Our Phoenix (2016)

Donation to Valverde’s surgery fund