Mary Outten


Mary Kimball Outten

b. 1958     St. Louis MO USA


In 2017 Mary was invited to compose the music for THE TEMPEST, directed by Nagle Jackson, for SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 As Resident Composer for Shakespeare in Santa Fe, 1989-2003, Mary composed the music for fourteen Shakespearean productions, as well as four fairy tales with libretto and lyrics by Nagel Jackson.

In 2013, Mary composed and performed music for "All For Your Delight", a series of scenes from Shakespeare compiled and directed by Nagle Jackson for Shakespeare in Santa Fe.

Mary worked with Lois Viscoli (1926-2014) on Ayala's Angel, a two-act musical based on a novel by Anthony Trollope.

As an artist-in-residence for The Santa Fe Opera Outreach Program from 1998-2009, Mary produced many bilingual student operas in the Santa Fe Public Schools.

From 2003-2011, she played the accordion with Trio de los Bailes, a folk trio devoted to playing the traditional dance tunes of Northern New Mexico.

Mary's CD, recorded in 2011, features renaissance and original music, as well as three of her own settings of Shakespearean sonnets. The CD is titled   " Songs + Sonnets from the Time of Mary Sidney ".

Mary is a member of the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society Guitar Orchestra. She serves on the board of directors for the organization as head of the Education Committee.

A native of St. Louis, MO, Mary holds a B.A. in Anthropology & Dance from Bennington College, 1982.