Congratulations to 17-year old MARISSA FERRARA on her success at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition on November 1st. Marissa was chosen from an applicant pool of 25 young vocalists to sing in the master class with John Tedeschi (from the Hartt School). By all accounts, she made quite an impression and sang beautifully! She also took 3rd place in her category (Musical Theater – Women upper ages 17 to 19) … a huge accomplishment considering the incredibly talented field of young women against whom she was competing!

An amazing vocalist whose dedication and hard work won her a place in the honors level high-school Academy for Visual and Performing Arts at Bergen Academies in Hackensack NJ, Marissa began studying voice with us over seven years ago. A longtime student of Kathryn Zetto, she continued to work with Alison Macri when Kathryn became ill, and is now studying with Alyssa Ronco here at TRC.

All of us here at The Ridgewood Conservatory are extremely proud of Marissa!

Check out Marissa’s performance of “Someone Like You” at the Kathryn Zetto Memorial Concert at TRC: