Maricia (Missy) Danielle
Piano | Voice
Syracuse University: Bachelo of Arts
University of the Arts: Master of Arts
Maricia (Missy) Danielle is a Singer, Songwriter and Music Educator who loves connecting with people at the intersection of intellect, love and art. Her work as an artist pulls from a colorful palette of experience including growing up in the beautiful scenery of Central New York, where she watched her parents work as full-time musicians in their band Soft Spoken. Under their tutelage, Ms. Danielle began performing at age 6 and quickly learned to incorporate the sounds of folk, jazz, classical, R&B and Hip-Hop into her own style. By her teen years, Maricia was performing shows in the Central New York area and competing in several national competitions including Act-So, the Essentially Ellington Big Band Contest and more. Her diligence as a young artist led her to earn a Bachelor of Art degree in Voice Performance from Syracuse University, where she studied Opera, and later earned her a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During this time, Ms. Danielle toured nationally each year with the Syracuse University Singers, performing the works of Claude Debussy, Bach, Francis Poulenc and more, and earned the opportunity to perform with many musical pioneers at the prestigious Philadelphia International Records' weekly showcase, which later landed her a yearlong internship as Performance Coordinator.
Maricia's love for teaching is evident upon first meeting her! She has been teaching a wide range of students for over 10 years! Her current teaching projects range from private students to teaching the choir at two local churches in the Philadelphia area. Maricia understands that music is an indispensable piece of everyone's overall learning experience, and makes it her goal to help students not only become better musicians, but also enhance valuable life skills such as listening, self-disciple, self-confidence, communication and team work. She also stresses the importance of music theory, sight singing, improvisation and authentic song interpretation. To her, these things all work hand-in-hand, and are the foundation to becoming an accomplished musician.
Current artistic projects include working as the lead vocalists in the Philly-Based Band, Ode to Omni, and performing her own music regularly throughout the tri-state area. Fans of a naturally gifted yet exceptionally well-trained artist, who draws from the varied wells of Stevie Wonder, Sarah Vaughn, Hall and Oats, Phoebe Snow, and Jessye Norman, will thoroughly enjoy the music and diverse teaching style of Maricia Danielle.
The University of the Arts Master of Music Jazz Studies Syracuse University Bachelor of Fine Arts Voice Performance Teaching Experience: Teaching Music since 2010.