Marisa Youngs

Name: Marisa Youngs
Title: Adjunct Faculty of Music
Education: D.M.A., Trumpet Performance, University of Kentucky
M.M., Trumpet Performance, Boston University
B.S., Music Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Office: 400 Conservatory of Music
Phone: 803/323-2174
E-mail: youngsm@winthrop.edu
Web: www.marisayoungs.com
Area(s): Applied Trumpet, Trumpet Ensemble, Trumpet Repertory, Music Theory, and Aural Skills

Dr. Marisa Youngs is the Trumpet Faculty at Winthrop University, where she teaches Applied Trumpet, Trumpet Ensemble, and Trumpet Repertory classes. She is also a member of the Music Theory Faculty at Winthrop and teaches several undergraduate music theory and aural skills courses. Dr. Youngs is an active freelancer and educator throughout the Carolinas and other Eastern states.

Dr. Youngs 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. She was recently a featured soloist at the 2018 International Trumpet Guild Conference and also won the Top Prize at the 2017 Australasian Trumpet Academy, as well as 3rd Prize in the Academy's Orchestral Excerpt Competition. Dr. Youngs performs regularly with various professional ensembles, including performances with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (Charlotte, NC), Kentucky Bach Choir (Louisville, KY), Owensboro Symphony Orchestra (Owensboro, KY), Jackson Symphony (Jackson, TN), Lexington Chamber Orchestra, Lexington Brass Band, Boston Chamber Symphony, New England Philharmonic (Boston, MA), Calliope Opera Company (Boston, MA), New England Brass Band (Wilmington, MA), and Erie Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (Erie, PA), among others.

Dr. Youngs received a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Music degree from Boston University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky. At the University of Kentucky, she was an Academic Fellow and designed an interdisciplinary research experiment to analyze the effects of linguistics upon trumpet performance. The experiment utilized live subjects and ultrasound technology to view the oral cavity during speech and trumpet playing. The dissertation document, The Language of Music: Linguistics in Trumpet Pedagogy, can be viewed here.

In other professional activities, Dr. Youngs is currently the New Works Coordinator for the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) and has had several articles published in the ITG Journal. She will be leading a clinic at the 2019 ITG Conference in Miami, Florida and will also present her linguistics research at the 2019 University of Kentucky Summer Trumpet Institute.