Maria Grenfell (born 1969) holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California, an MA from the Eastman School of Music and an MMus from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. She is Senior Lecturer and Co-ordinator of Classical Music at the Conservatorium of Music at the University of Tasmania where she has been a lecturer since 1998. A represented composer at the Australian Music Centre and SouNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, her music has been commissioned, performed and recorded by symphony orchestras and chamber groups in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.