A native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Don Marrazzo holds degrees in vocal performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in The Netherlands, as well as an M.F.A in Voice Pedagogy for Musical Theatre and an M.M. in Classical Voice Pedagogy and Performance from Penn State University.
From 2011-2013, Don Marrazzo was the Executive Director of Astral Artists, an organization committed to the discovery, development, and promotion of the nation’s most gifted emerging musicians. Prior to his work at Astral, Don Marrazzo was the Director of Casting & Artistic Operations for Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, New York. He revitalized Glimmerglass’s mainstage casting, raised its acclaimed Young American Artists Program to an unprecedented level of achievement, and created relationships and fostered collaborations with a number of renowned organizations, companies, and artists.
Don Marrazzo has maintained a private voice teaching studio since 2001. Students from his studio have won numerous prestigious awards and honors and have performed with opera companies, Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters, and famous orchestras and opera companies throughout the United States and Europe. He has served as a judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, presented seminars and masterclasses for the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Dawn Upshaw’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program at Bard College Conservatory of Music; Penn State University; Temple University; the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the Resonanz Singer Training Program, and has served as a presenter and panelist for singer training forums with OPERA America.