Marissa is currently the orchestra director at Pennridge High School in Perkasie, PA. She holds degrees from Penn State University (BME) and The Eastman School of Music (MA) in Music Education. She will begin her PhD work at Indiana University in the Fall of 2021. In addition to her public school teaching, she is also a violinist in various orchestras in the Lehigh Valley and runs a private violin and viola studio out of her home in Bethlehem, PA. Her previous positions include directing ensembles for grades 3 through 12 in Conroe ISD in The Woodlands, Texas as well as Palisades School District in Kintnersville, Pennsylvania.
Kevin has received an undergraduate degree for music education from Duquesne University and his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration with a concentration on Curriculum and Instructional Design from Gwynedd Mercy University. He has been teaching for the past ten years in several public and private schools in the Bucks County, Pennsylvania area. Through those years, he has had experience teaching elementary through high school, and a variety of musical disciplines including general music, strings, and band instruction. For six years, he has been an employee of the Pennridge School District and is currently the Director of Bands at the high school, where he has served for the past five years.