Marc LeMay's music is visceral, sensual, theatrical, and playful by turns, always seeking to balance eclecticism and irony with spirituality and sincerity. His work as a composer has spanned a variety of genres, from works for solo instruments and chamber ensembles to pieces 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 music.
In addition to his studies at Penn, Marc is currently undergoing an intensive study of opera. His repertoire studies focus on 20th century and contemporary operas, and he will undergo intensive training in writing for the opera stage as one of six composition fellows at the American Opera Projects’ Composer & the Voice 2015-2017 season in New York.