Marisa Youngs to Winthrop University
Dr. Marisa Youngs has been appointed to the music faculty at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where she will teach applied trumpet and music theory.
Youngs is an avid performer, educator, and researcher who has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia as a soloist, chamber musician, and conductor, as well as with orchestras, wind bands, and jazz bands.
Youngs recently completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in trumpet performance at the University of Kentucky, where she was a Teaching Assistant for both the trumpet studio and the music theory department. In addition, she is the first student to complete UK’s new Certificate in Baroque Trumpet. She was also awarded two competitive academic fellowships from the UK Graduate School and partnered with the UK Linguistics Department to conduct interdepartmental dissertation research on the effects of linguistics in trumpet performance. Before attending UK, Youngs earned a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her primary teachers include Jason Dovel, Terry Everson, Thomas Siders, Kevin Eisensmith, and Robert Dolwick.
As a trumpet artist, Dr. Youngs has performed with a wide variety of ensembles and as a featured soloist with several orchestras and wind bands. She has worked with renowned conductors, including Marin Alsop, Leonard Slatkin, and H. Robert Reynolds, and has appeared in historic venues such as Boston’s Symphony Hall, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall, Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. This past May, Dr. Youngs was a featured soloist on the New Works Recital at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in San Antonio, Texas, where she performed Michael Cotten's Song Cycle for Unaccompanied Trumpet. Last October, Dr. Youngs traveled to the 2017 Australasian Trumpet Academy in Queensland, Australia, where she won the Academy Top Prize of a brand new Yamaha piccolo trumpet, and also won Third Prize in the Orchestral Excerpts Competition. In recent years, she has won various solo competitions, including featured performances of Haydn’s Concerto in E-flat with the Virginia Blue Ridge Music Festival Orchestra and Alexander Arutiunian’s Concerto for Trumpet with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble.
An active teacher, Dr. Youngs has worked with undergraduate trumpet performance and music education majors at the University of Kentucky, as well as local middle school and high school students. In the summers, she is on the brass faculty at the Ferrwood Music Camp in Eastern Pennsylvania, where she teaches private trumpet and French horn lessons and also coaches the brass sections of the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. In addition to private teaching, Dr. Youngs was the primary instructor for several undergraduate written and aural music theory courses at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Youngs also composes and arranges works for trumpet and piano, brass quintet, trumpet ensemble, and other instruments.
(Source: Jason Dovel)