Mary Montgomery Koppel '04
Mary Montgomery Koppel (b. 1982), composer, teacher, and soprano, is a doctoral candidate in composition at Boston University's School of Music, and holds a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in Vermont and a Diplôme from l'Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. She has studied composition with Su Lian Tan, Evan Bennett, Michel Merlet, Allen Shawn, Theodore Antoniou, Martin Amlin, Richard Cornell, and Ketty Nez. Before coming to Boston, she taught at Bennington College, where she also founded and conducted a chamber choir. She is a founding member and composer-in-residence of the Lorelei ensemble, a women’s vocal group specializing in new and early music, engaged in commissioning composers from the US, Canada, and Europe. She currently teaches theory and composition at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts as well as at Boston University. Her works have been played by the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, ALEA III, and various chamber ensembles in Paris, Vermont, and Boston. Current projects include an opera set in WWII-era Hong Kong.