Divya Maus is a composer and singer-songwriter whose pieces have been performed at jazz and choral festivals across the country, as well as major venues that include the Lincoln Center’s Appel Room and Feinstein’s 54 Below in NYC, and the Grammy Museum, Rockwell Table & Stage, and the Ricardo Montalbàn Theatre in Los Angeles. In 2013, Divya released her debut album, “Bigger,” which led to an opening performance for the Beach Boys in Los Angeles, and earned her song “Salty Water” a finalist placement in the Great American Song Contest. Divya’s compositions have been performed by such notable singers as Shoshana Bean, Carrie Manolakos, and Luke Edgemon. Divya was an original cast member of Heather Christian’s “Oratorio for Living Things” in New York and received a Lucille Lortel Award for her performance. She is also a member of the contemporary chamber choir, L.A. Choral Lab, an ensemble of professional singers and musicians in Los Angeles, which champions new composers and ground-breaking contemporary choral work along with its traditional classical repertoire.
Before Divya moved to the U.S. in 2004, her family lived alternately between Germany, India, and England. The cultures and places that influenced her youth shape her identity as a composer today. Her work is driven by story-telling in all its different shapes; not exclusively pop songwriting or musical theatre, but all the forms in which music can be used to tell a story.
Enraptured by musical films, animation and illustration, dance scores, plays, and jazz big bands, Divya is currently working on Ascent: A Boulder Soundwalk, featuring Ars Nova Singers, an animated film musical, her second studio album, and continuing to develop two stage musicals – one of them The Mollyhouse, written with bookwriter/lyricist, Richard Hanson.
See Divya’s website here.