Instrument(s): French Horn, Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone, Tuba, Baritone Horn, Euphonium
Areas of Work: Queens, Nassau
Marianna performs regularly throughout the New York region in addition to touring other cities, most recently Chicago and Toronto, playing a wide variety of styles. She has been Principal Horn of The Symphony NY Chorus since 2009 and was featured on their album “Holy Night.” She has been the Third Horn for New York Chamber Players since October 2013, and she also began performing with Patriot Brass Ensemble in December 2011 and Concerts in Motion in April 2012.
In 2006, she began performing with Insieme Music, a contemporary chamber music ensemble, of which she was a founding member. In April 2005, she was the winner of the solo competition at the Northeast Horn Workshop. Marianna has attended several music festivals under scholarship including: C. W. Post Chamber Music Festival; Music Naturally; and Dartington Hall International School in Totnes, UK for which she was awarded the Elmgrant Bursary.
She received a Master of Arts degree in 2008 from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College where she studied with David Jolley. She graduated summa cum laude from Purchase College Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2006 where she studied with John Clark. She also attended Purchase College under a full-tuition merit scholarship.
While a student at Purchase College, she was granted the Presser Award for her musical achievements. Marianna was a faculty member at the Children’s Orchestra Society from September 2010 to June 2012 and has also been a faculty member at the Music Academy of Garden City and Musika.
Her students have achieved success in being chosen for All-County and All-State Music Festivals. Her teaching philosophy is to develop her students’ musical cognitive abilities while widening their range of technical proficiency. She believes that even students who think of themselves as lacking musical talent have the ability to become great musicians with training in musicianship and technical skills.
Contact us at 631-476-8946 if you would like to book Marianna for music instruction.