Find out more about Mary Alouette at alarke.com.
As one of New York City's in-demand voice teachers, Mary Alouette works with students from Apollo Theatre competition-winning professionals and BMI recording artists and songwriters to beginners who want to improve their singing, playing, and writing music for pleasure. She has experience with both men and women of various ages and musical experience. She is a seasoned New York technical voice, piano, guitar, songwriting, and music production teacher and performer with experience performing many different styles of music.
She has led workshops with the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Music Center at Strathmore, Washington Performing Arts, and Bethesda Writer's Center. She has worked with the top vocal teachers including Jeremiah Abiah, Ron Browning, Grace Gori, Thérèse Sevadjian, Winston Purdy, Stefano Algieri, Alfonse Andersson, Martha Randall, and coaches Dana Nigrim, Michael McMahon, and Robert Thies. She studied piano in Cuba with master pianist Odalys Villavicencio Valls, amongst other instructors. Mary Alouette's guitar studies were honed with various jazz professionals in New York City and Samois sur Seine, France. She held an audio engineering apprenticeship at Ishlab Studio in New York City.
She holds a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance with special studies in digital composition from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University and is a member of the New York Singing Teachers' Association (NYSTA).
“As an opera student at McGill University in Montreal, Mary Alouette AKA Alarke developed an interest that didn’t necessarily correspond to her studies: electronic music. It took moving to Brooklyn and embarking on a career as a gypsy jazz singer to finally bring electronica into the mix…” – The Washington Post
New York City-based art pop singer and songwriter Mary Alouette is an uncommon display of passion and innovation at every turn. Fans describe her as “the alternative Björk” and compare her also to Lorde and Grimes.
Mary Alouette (AKA Alarke) stands out with her compelling twist of experiences as an international opera singer turned Gypsy jazz singer turned award-winning electronic pop singer and songwriter. Throughout her 26-year professional career, Mary has mesmerized audiences from the Kennedy Center, the Rainbow Room, Carnegie Hall, and Blues Alley to Fabrica De Arte in Havana, Cuba, Romani caravans in Samois sur Seine, France, and castles in Italy and Austria. She's released 4 albums of original music, written songs that have gone to NBC's World Of Dance and won the Grand Prize in the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition, performed at the Apollo's National Tour, won artist residencies at Strathmore and the Brooklyn Arts Council, created a monthlong artist retreat in Cuba, collaborated on a Cuban hip hop album, wrote and recorded a Cuban jazz album, sung the US National Anthem for the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball teams for 35,000 attendees, performed a lead voiceover role for the Wii video game “Boogie Superstar” by Electronic Arts (EA Games), composed and performed two live film scores at Nitehawk Cinema in New York City, and written songs with residents at the Ritsona Refugee Camp in Greece. She holds a Bachelors of Music degree in classical voice from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montréal, Canada. Her music is an exciting, vibey, future-forward melt of pop, electronic, dance, and world music.