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California State University
Marissa Benedict
College:College of Arts and Letters
Phone:(818) 438 -1182
Office Hours:Tuesdays 7am-3pm.
Education:B.M. Trumpet- University of Southern California, Ms. Benedict began her career early learning piano, violin, and trumpet before the age of 10 (studying with Joe Alessi, Sr.) continuing through high school. She attended USC, where she earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Trumpet Performance, studying with Boyde Hood. Marissa has been a freelance trumpet player in Los Angeles for 34 years. She currently is principal trumpet for The Pasadena Symphony/Pasadena Pops, acting principal for Long Beach Symphony/Pops, principal trumpet for Orchestra Santa Monica. She plays regularly with The Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and other Los Angeles area orchestras. She is one of the founding members of The Modern Brass Quintet who perform throughout the Los Angeles area. Marissa can be heard on over 150 Motion Picture and Television recordings, playing for such composers as John Williams, Michael Giacchino, John Debney, James Newton Howard, and James Horner to name a few. She can also be heard on the Television sound tracks for Star Trek Voyager, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Jag and Commander in Chief, The NBC Sports Theme, Galavant and Agent Carter. Along with her busy playing career, Marissa is on faculty at Cal State San Bernardino, Glendale Community College, The Colburn School of Performing Arts, coaches brass groups at many local High Schools and has her own private studio of over 20 students.
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