An active church musician, Marissa has enjoyed supplementing her studies as a Music Education major with classes in Westminster's Sacred Music program, studying with Dr. Steve Pilkington and Professor Tom Shelton. She has studied liturgy, worship and theology, and programming sacred music in a thoughtful and meaningful way.
As a church musician, Marissa has sung at churches such as Trinity Church Wall Street, Trinity Church Princeton, and The Episcopal Church at Princeton. She currently sings at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Raritan, NJ.
Marissa can be heard singing as a soprano with the Lux Choir of the Episcopal Church at Princeton on this recording of William Byrd's "Ave Verum Corpus."
At Westminster, Marissa studies as a voice primary with Charles Walker. In addition to musical theatre, she specializes in early music performance. She has supplemented her voice studies at Westminster by traveling to the University of St. Andrews in Scotland to study performance practice of the music of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries.
During her time at Westminster, Marissa has performed with all three curricular choirs as well as with Westminster Kantorei -- the school's early music ensemble. She performed with the Westminster Festival Chorus at the Summer Choral Festival from 2016-2018.
A recording of Marissa singing "Tecum Principium" from Handel's Dixit Dominus can be found below.