Marissa DeVeau is a music director, music educator, and conductor in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. She holds a B.M. in music education from Westminster Choir College. At Westminster, Marissa enjoyed studying voice, conducting, and sacred music in addition to pursuing her B.M. in Music Education. Marissa's long-term goals include music directing at the regional, off-broadway, and broadway levels, obtaining a full-time music teaching job, building a roster of private voice students, and pursuing a Master's degree in music direction.
Recently, Marissa was the music intern on Passion Project: In Concert, featuring new music written by Angela Sclafani and orchestrations by Macy Schmidt. She has also been seen music directing and conducting Party Worth Crashing at the Connelly Theater, featuring the music of Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk, serving as the Assistant Music Director for the Ashley Lauren Foundation Theatre Ensemble, and working as MD, AMD, and Keyboardist on other shows across NJ, in NYC, and in Pennsylvania.
As a music educator, Marissa is passionate about issues such as LGBTQIA+ representation in the classroom, mental health in the music classroom, and the needs of exceptional learners. While pursuing her K-12 certification in music education, Marissa tailored her coursework to focus mainly on general and vocal music in middle school.
Marissa is a member of Maestra Music, the Ring of Keys organization, NAfME, and ACDA,
Marissa was born and raised at the Jersey Shore. She has a younger brother and a younger sister who, like Marissa, are very involved in music and theatre. When not music directing or teaching, Marissa enjoys singing choral music, performing in shows, cooking and baking, reading YA fiction, playing with cats, and being a nerd.