Marisa Esposito, from Massapequa Park NY, began studying bassoon at the age of 14 with Althea Segale and Bill Katz. She attended the State University of New York at Fredonia where she studied with Laura Koepke and performed as principal bassoonist with the College Symphony and Chamber Orchestra. During her time at Fredonia, Marisa also toured Long Island and New York City with the faculty wind quintet and competed as a finalist in the SUNY Fredonia concerto competition. As an active chamber musician, Marisa has performed at the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival at Juilliard and is currently principal bassoonist and co-director of the New Inlet Chamber Orchestra, a newly registered non-profit organization based at home on Long Island. Marisa now lives in Cleveland where she is pursing a master’s degree inbassoon performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music with Barrick Stees. She currently performs as principal bassoonist with the CIM Orchestra.
In addition to her dedication to performance, Marisa is a certified music teacher in the state of New York and is specifically devoted to furthering music education for young children and their families. She has extensive experience teaching in community centers, preschools, and daycares. Outreach is a particular interest of Marisa’s and she has organized and ran several community outreach events in Fredonia and Cleveland and is currently teaching music at a preschool and working as a certified MusicTogether® teacher. Marisa will continue to strive toward helping society make valuable connections between performance, education, and community through music.