Marisa Bradfield, Conductor
Marisa Bradfield is a Los Angeles native who has been an active member of the choral community for the past twenty years. From an early age, she had the opportunity to sing for radio, television, and feature films, along with performing for some of the most prestigious vocal ensembles in the United States. Ms. Bradfield is currently the Performing Arts Department Chair & Choral Music Director at Providence High School (Providence High Arts). Along with her teaching, she is a member of the voice faculty at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California, and serves as the Vice President of the Southern California Vocal Association (SCVA) Vocal Solo Competition. Ms. Bradfield is the Music Director at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Granada Hills where she conducts the adult and children’s choir. In past years, she has served as the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles All-Diocese Queen of Angels Honor Choir and the Choral Director at the Los Angeles Music and Art School (LAMusArt). Under her direction, the LAMusArt choral ensemble performed at Luckman Performing Arts Center, The Broad Stage, The Aratani Japan American Theater, The Ford Amphitheater, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and many other civic events in the Los Angeles community.
Marisa received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from California State University, Northridge where she studied with Paul Smith and attended Mount San Antonio College where she studied with Bruce Rogers. Ms. Bradfield holds a Master of Arts degree in Music Education and Teaching Credential from the University of Southern California, where she was the recipient of the USC Flora L. Thornton School of Music 2009 Honors Convocation, D ’Addario Foundation Achievement Award. This past fall, she has returned to USC to pursue her DMA in Choral & Sacred Music.
The love of music making and sharing space for creative expression is what led Ms. Bradfield to the San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus. She is excited to begin her first season with the ensemble and looks forward to the many performances and opportunities to expand and support the organization.