Adjunct Faculty, Oboe & Music Education
- B.M., University of Southern California
- M.M., University of Southern California
- D.M.A., University of Southern California
Marissa Honda is a passionate performer, professor, children’s music educator and music advocate living in Los Angeles, CA. She has performed and taught music in regions of the Philippines, Switzerland and throughout the US.
She has performed with Southern California’s best orchestras including Los Angeles Philharmonic, Santa Barbara Symphony, New West Symphony, Pasadena Symphony and Riverside Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2014, she won the English Horn position with the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra and received tenure in 2016 under music director Rei Hotoda.
Passionate about music’s social and educational purposes, Marissa is an engaged music educator. Marissa is professor of oboe and music education at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA, Mt. San Antonio College in Walbut, CA and an active online professor, designing and teaching a fully-online Music Fundamentals course for Fresno City College in Fresno, CA. She is also currently a teacher with Education Through Music – Los Angeles, teaching general music to elementary students K-5 in Altadena, CA. Most recently, she was invited to present her paper on Building a Resilient Musical Identity for the International Society for Music Education Global Conference in Baku, Azerbajian in July 2018. In 2017, she traveled to Manila, Philippines with MusAid Organization working with students in an el sistema orchestra program called Ang Misyon. While in school at USC, she received the Thornton Outreach Program Award in 2013 and upon finishing her DMA in Oboe Performance in 2017 was awarded the Music Teaching and Learning Departmental award.