May-Elise Martinsen is the composer, lyricist, and producer behind 59 Days in New York. A 9-part musical webseries, 59 Days in New York have been featured at numerous film festivals in the Northeast, including the Chain NYC Film Festival, New Haven International Film Festival and IndieWorks. May-Elise graduated with honors from Wellesley College, where she studied vocal performance and composition. She was later commissioned by her alma mater to create two original compositions – one for a holiday video greeting, distributed to over 30,000 alums and current students, and the other for a Madeleine Albright Institute promotional video.
Currently, May-Elise is working on a choral song cycle for a musical on the life of Norwegian medieval queen Margrete.