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Marisa Youngs, Third Trumpet Section

Dr. Marisa Youngs is currently the Trumpet Professor at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where she teaches applied trumpet lessons, directs the Trumpet Ensemble, and teaches various academic courses. In 2021, she received the Adjunct Professor Excellence in Teaching Award from the Dean’s Council of the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Marisa has performed with many ensembles throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. She recently performed with the International Pride Orchestra for their inaugural concert in San Francisco, which raised money for LYRIC, an LGBTQ+ youth foundation. A proponent of local music education, Marisa and her partner Courtney founded the Carolina Trumpet Choir, a community trumpet ensemble for professionals, amateurs, and high school trumpet players in the Rock Hill area. She is also an advocate for new music and currently serves as chair of the New Works Committee for the International Trumpet Guild. To learn more about her work, please visit www.marisayoungs.com.

To Educate. To Entertain. To Inspire.

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1956 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is a professional, regional orchestra whose mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire the citizens of the Fayetteville, North Carolina region as the leading musical resource.  Praised for its artistic excellence, the Symphony leads in the cultural and educational landscape for Fayetteville and the southeastern North Carolina region.

The Fayetteville Symphony typically performs 8 concerts during any given season performing both at Methodist University and Fayetteville State University. Partnerships with other agencies include collaborative performances with Cape Fear Regional Theatre, chamber concerts at St. John’s Episcopal Church, as well as the city’s annual Independence concert with fireworks. The Symphony brings music to the schools and the community by performing educational concerts, as well as having its own Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra, after school strings and summer music camps.

This organization is supported in part by a space grant from the BB&T Term Endowment of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.


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