Mary Springfels

For most of her adult life, Mary Springfels had devoted herself to the performance and teaching of early music repertoires. She earned her stripes performing with many influential pioneering ensembles, including the New York Pro Musica, the Elizabethan Enterprise, concert Royal, and the Waverly consort. For 20 years she directed the innovative Newberry Consort, and can be heard on dozens of recordings. In 2006,

Mary moved to the mountains of New Mexico, where she is active in the formation of an intentional community called the Wit's End Coop. She continues to teach and perform extensively. The past year's highlights include appearances with the Folger Constort, the Tallis Scholars, and concerts of medieval music at the Dallas Museum of Fine Art, and in London, at Old St. Bartholomew's Church. This summer, she will be teaching and lecturing at the Texas Toot, the San Francisco Early Music Society, The Viola da Gamba Society of America, Amherst Early Music, and the Pinewoods Early Music Week.