Flute, Soprano, Teaching Composer
Recognized as a "Luminary" in 2011 by the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco and most recently as "Excelencia Latina" by Latinos A Morir and Mundo Fox, singer, flutist, conductor and producer Martha Rodríguez-Salazar has been bringing Latin American folk, classical and contemporary music to the Bay Area for more than 15 years. As a core member of the Bernal Hill Players, she has been involved in commissioning and performing vibrant, rhythmic, energetic compositions by Bay Area and Mexican composers that challenge commonly-held assumptions about new music. Born in Mexico and classically-trained at Mills College as a concert flutist and opera singer, she is active curating and directing musical and theater productions and choirs which celebrate Latin American culture. She currently works with the San Francisco Symphony as the curator for its annual Día de los Muertos celebration and with the San Francisco Community Music Center producing the annual Mexican musical "La Posarela".