Marisa del Campo
Master of Music in Musical Theater with an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from New York University
Senior Voice Instructor
Marisa del Campo, soprano, is a singer, actor, and voice and acting coach based in New York City. In addition to her degrees in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, she has also completed her training in Vocology from the National Center of Voice and Speech. As a performer, she has performed extensively in NYC, regionally, and internationally in both theatrical and cabaret settings big and small, from Don’t Tell Mama’s Piano Bar and Cabaret to the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
Define a pivotal moment/person from your musical development who has helped you get here.
I think I realized how much music and theater meant to me the moment I got cast as tree #2 in the Wizard of Oz in the 7th grade and was truly excited about it. I was cast as a tree. Let that sink in. A tree is a step up from a rock. After that moment I realized how much it meant to me to be a part of a community making art together and I realized how magical that was. Of course as I grew up and became a more serious musician I had many moments that were life changing, and was blessed with many mentors who made me want to be a better performer and more importantly, the best teacher I could become, but still, at the end of the day, it always comes back to the pounding of my heart reading that cast list. Marisa del Campo - tree #2.
Why do you teach other people to sing?
Teaching people to sing is so important to me because I think it is essential for individuals to express themselves freely however they choose to. I feel my job as a teacher is to help the singer find ease and coordination in their instrument so they can be free to speak and sing what their heart feels.
What is your favorite teaching tool?
My favorite teaching tool, is whatever tool works best for you! One of my favorite parts of training is filling up my tool box with a variety of treasures that will help the student find the coordination and ease they are looking for. These tools are not one size fits all! When working together, we find the tool that works best for what you are looking to achieve and in that moment, that tool is my favorite.
What would you tell someone who's thinking about taking lessons?
I would tell that person that if they even for a second have a feeling that this is something they want to do, they should go for it because if you aren’t going to do it now, when will you?