Marisa Ann Colón Corsino

Lecturer in Voice

mcolon1@uca.edu

SFA 108

(501) 450-5772

Marisa Ann received her Masters and Bachelors of Music in Vocal performance with a Concentration in Music in Education from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. Apart from her vocal and operatic studies, she also focused on neuroscience and how this knowledge may enhance practice and performance. Most recently, she obtained her Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music. As part of her doctoral dissertation, she created an interpretive guide to several classical art songs of the Caribbean, emphasizing in Spanish diction and music interpretation.

 

Marisa Ann was recently a finalist of the Twelfth Lois Alba Aria Competition (2017). She has won several vocal competitions including the Grand Price in the Golden Voice of America competition in 2016, where she was invited to present a recital with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra in Russia as well as sing at the winner’s concert in Carnegie Hall. In 2015, she won first place at the AFAF Russian Music Festival and performed in Carnegie Hall as part of, “Tchaikovsky: The Voice of the People; a Poet of the Soul” in honor of 175th anniversary of his birth.

 

Marisa Ann is an avid performer of new music, performing the role of Clementine from the opera Clara by Victoria Bond at the Cutting Edge New Music festival in NYC, with much success. Some of her operatic credits include the roles of Suzuki from Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Hansel from Hansel and Gretel, Flora Bervoix from La Traviata, Beppe from L’Amico Fritz, Florence Pike from Britten’s Albert Herring, Cherubino from Le Nozze di Figaro, Prince Orlovsky from Die Fledermaus, and Gianetta from L’Elisìr d’amore to name a few. She has performed with renowned opera companies, festivals and programs such as the Martina Arroya Prelude in New York City, the DAllas Opera, and the Janiec Opera Company of the Brevard Music Center, the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Naples, Italy, the Regal Opera in TX, and the Mùsica e Mùsica Festival in Urbino, Italy among others.

 

Marisa Ann is an active recitalist and oratorio performer. Ardent about concert music, she has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony in Texas as the soloist in Mozart’s Requiem. She has also performed the title role in semi-staged concert presentations of operas such as Carmen by Bizet and Dido by Purcell with the Sherman Symphony and the Athens Choral Society. Her other concert solo credits include performance of Handel’s Messiah, Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. She has presented recitals in several different venues in the United States including the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall in Georgia, Dallas’s Caruth Auditorium, and Boston’s Jordan Hall.