Marissa Benedict’s career as one of Southern California’s most active freelance musicians spans more than 35 years. She is Principal Trumpet of the Pasadena Symphony (since 2003), and Associate Principal Trumpet of the Long Beach Symphony (since 2001).
Marissa is a newly-appointed Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she is continuing her teaching. She makes frequent trips to the L.A. area to perform with the Pasadena Symphony, Long Beach Symphony and other orchestras. She also is an experienced studio player and can be heard on nearly 180 motion picture soundtracks. READ MORE