Ms. Marissa Zechinato

Marissa Zechinato teaches voice and piano at Roberson School of Music. Ms. Zechinato is an accomplished vocalist with interests in songwriting and music production. She grew up around music and began singing onstage at age 11. At age 13, she began recording and editing her own covers and originals. During her time at Long Reach High School, Ms. Zechinato was involved in MD All State and All Eastern honors choruses. In May 2017, she graduated college with a Bachelors of Music from Howard University, where she majored in Jazz Studies with a focus in Music Technology. As a member of Howard University’s premiere vocal jazz ensemble Afro Blue from 2013-1017, she performed onstage with renowned artists including Esperanza Spalding, Kelly Clarkson, Yolanda Adams, Marc Anthony, Geri Allen, Cyrus Chestnut, Patti Austin, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Some of her most noteworthy performances with the group include the National Christmas Tree Lighting in 2016 and the NPR Tiny Desk in 2013. She has premiered at venues such as the Apollo Theater, the Kennedy Center and Blues Alley. In her spare time, Ms. Zechinato enjoys bike riding, hanging out with her guinea pigs and cat, watching movies, listening to music and learning about unusual/interesting topics.