Welcome Merissa Martignoni Driscoll, who has joined St. Alban’s as the Vocal Coach for our new Youth Chorister Program!
Merissa Martignoni Driscoll has been working with young people in the Arts for over 15 years. Before college she developed her skills in the theater department of her middle and high school, performing in dramas, musicals, and one-acts. Her summers were spent at Stagedoor Manor, a premier performing arts camp in Loch Sheldrake, NY and any spare time was dedicated to community theater. At 17 she was honored to spend a summer studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan.
She earned a Bachelor of Music in Composition with a minor in Classical Voice and Choral Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia. After graduation she found her passion for education while working in a private music school, teaching voice, theory and choral music, as well as developing the school’s vocal curriculum.
After relocating to Northern Virginia, Merissa received her teaching certification from George Mason University, to transfer her love of education to public schools. She spent seven years in Prince William County as an Elementary Music Teacher. Throughout those years she also developed a professional presence in Northern Virginia’s Musical Theater community. She has a creative home at The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA where she regularly can be seen music directing mainstage shows and cabarets, as well as performing original music.
Currently Merissa is embarking on a career as a full-time musician and educator. Her position as Vocal Coach for St. Albans youth Chorister program is another step in engaging with her community and bringing the love and discipline of the arts to young people and their families.
For more information about our Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) “Voice for Life” chorister program, please click here.