Regina Di Medio Marrazza
Director of Rowan Prep
Regina Di Medio Marrazza has had a multi-faceted career as a pianist, accompanist, teacher, and arts administrator. As a solo pianist, she has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music and at the Mann Music Center as a three-time winner of the Young Artist Competition. She also has performed with the Bordeaux Symphony at the Ravel Academy in St. Jean De Luz, France. Ms. Di Medio Marrazza has played with her sister Annette in engagements with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of the late-conductors Arthur Fiedler and William Smith. The duo-piano team has also performed with the Orchestra 2001 under James Freeman and Peter Schikele, the Swarthmore College Orchestra, Bryn Mawr College Orchestra, the Trenton Symphony and the University of the Arts Orchestra in Philadelphia. In addition, they were asked to present the music of Peter Nero at the Philadelphia Music Alliance Awards Ceremony and featured overseas in the Defense Department/USO Christmas tour with a musical theater group from Catholic University. Other joint appearances include the State of the Arts Concert Series at the State Department, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and chamber music performances with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Their duo-recording, "Christmas Spirit," is available on cd. Ms. Di Medio Marrazza was the accompanist for the Placido Domingo masterclass that aired on PBS. She has also accompanied members of the Philadelphia Orchestra in recital, including David Arben, Philip Kates, and Mason Jones. She dedicated 17 years to the Levine School of Music in various administrative positions, and was the Director of Levine's Maryland Campus for 12 years. She was a faculty member of Levine's piano department for 15 years, and was adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia, accompanist-in-residence/adjunct faculty at The American University in Washington, DC, as well as a staff/faculty member at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Presently, she is the Interim Director at Rowan Prep, Rowan University's newest member of their musical family in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. www.rowan.edu/rowanprep. She also helped develop and co-host (with Paul Emerson, Director, CITYDance) a cable program, "Performance Moves", which gives viewers an inside look into performance and education in the arts throughout Montgomery County, MD. The program received national attention as the first place winner of the NATOA award for performance programming. Ms. Di Medio Marrazza received her B.M. in piano from the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts and her M.M. in Chamber Music and Accompanying from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.