Maria Karlin

Music Arranger | Ukulele Shredder


Maria is a sought-after recording artist both locally and internationally. Maria is on a mission to use her classically trained powers to bridge the gap between the old and the new.


Her passion and respect for any and all genres of music have led her to opportunities as diverse as the featured soprano soloist for both Stravinsky's Les Noce with Resonance Ensemble, and the live movie soundtrack to silent film, The Passion of Joan of Arc with the David York Ensemble. Recording with Xemu Record's Australian Rock God, Matthew J. Tow on his critically-acclaimed solo album, The Way of Things and singing for 2012 Emmy-nominated Chrysler Super Bowl commercial, "Half-Time in America" featuring Clint Eastwood.  

Her latest singing adventures have been very focused on bringing the community into her fold. Maria is having the best time of her life working as Program Assistant for non-profit,
Pacific Youth Choir which is made up of 10 different children's choirs ranging from Kindergarten to High School.  

Maria is busy recording a fourth album with Portland's favorite Spaghetti-Western and Filmscoring band,
Federale. Listen for their music in the The Lego Movie, and the Israeli-Vampire-Western film, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, produced by Elijah Wood's SpektorVision. They take Austin, TX by storm in April at the Levitation Festival featuring Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds

At home, Maria lives a blissful life with her super shy fiancé, her beautiful son, and her adorable long-haired Chihuahua. Expect Maria's new arrangements for
The Julians by bands you've never heard of but will love immediately.