Marissa Benedict has been a freelance trumpet player in the Los Angeles area for 33 years. She is Principal Trumpet for the Pasadena Symphony, Pasadena Pops, Muse/ique, and Orchestra Santa Monica, and is Associate Principal Trumpet in the Long Beach Symphony. She plays regularly with the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, and can be heard on nearly 150 motion picture recordings and numerous television series. Marissa is also a trumpet coach at Burbank High School and Harvard Westlake, and recently became a trumpet instructor at Glendale Community College and The Colburn School of Performing Arts.
While staying busy with her music and teaching career she and her husband Mike just celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary and have raised three children.