Martha studied in Basel with Jordi Savall and in Brussels with Wieland Kuijken. For many years she was a member of the Paris-based Five Centuries Ensemble, known for its performances of both early and contemporary music. Ms McGaughey was a founding member of Musical Assembly, whose recording of the chamber music of Francois Couperin has received critical acclaim, as well as of New York's Empire Viols. She has toured with the Waverly Consort, performed with Concert Royal and the Aulos Ensemble, and appears regularly with the Brooklyn-based Capella Oratoriana and the Long Island Baroque Ensemble. Ms. McGaughey has also collaborated with the British viol consort, Phantasm, in several concerts and a CD of the consort music of William Byrd. She has recorded for the Fonit Cetra and Erato labels in Italy and France, as well as for EMI. Ms. McGaughey has taught at the Ecole Nationale de Musique Angoul ê me in (France), at the Eastman School of Music and at Stanford University. Since 1986 she has been on the faculty at The Mannes College of Music in New York. She has twice been a Regents' Lecturer at the University of California, San Diego, and teaches regularly at Amherst Early Music as well as at the San Francisco Early Music Society summer workshops. Ms. McGaughey's bass viol was made in Paris in 1983 by Guy Derat, after a seven-string instrument in the instrument museum in Geneva by Michel Colichon.