Marc LeMay

Fourth Year Graduate Student in Composition
Room 103, Music Building

Marc LeMay's music is visceral, sensual, theatrical, political, and playful by turns, always seeking to balance eclecticism and irony with spirituality and sincerity. His music looks to the relationality of musical materials—melody, harmony, timbre, rhythm, and texture—crafting expressive and idiosyncratic connections among them. 

His work as a composer has spanned a variety of genres, from opera and chamber music to works for orchestra, choir, singers, and electroacoustic forces. A frequent collaborator, he has also written extensively for dance, theatre, film, art installations, and interactive media. His wide-ranging interests include philosophy, pop culture, words, maps, ritual, humor, spirituality, and social issues; these interests continue to inform and influence his output.   Marc is a fourth-year Doctoral Fellow in Composition at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his studies at Penn, Marc is undergoing an expansive study of opera. His repertoire studies focus on 20th century and contemporary operas, and he is currently undergoing intensive training in writing for the opera stage as one of six composition fellows at the American Opera Projects’ Composer & the Voice 2015-2017 workshop in New York.