Marisa Bushman


A native New Yorker, violist Marisa Bushman’s musical career has reached all corners of the world. Ms. Bushman is currently a member of the San Antonio Symphony’s viola section, where she also serves as the delegate to the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians. As a founding member of Agarita and an avid and active chamber music collaborator across her career, she has performed  throughout the United States, Europe, South and Central America, South Africa, and China.

Ms. Bushman received her Bachelor’s Degree in Viola Performance from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Masters in Viola Performance at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her principal teachers have included Atar Arad, and Paul Coletti. From 2008 to 2010, she was a fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, where she frequently sat principal under Michael Tilson Thomas and was a prominent fixture in the New World Symphony’s Chamber Music Series. This summer, Marisa is looking forward to her third summer at the Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival in Vermont. In her free time, Marisa enjoys taking walks with her husband Ignacio and their dogs, Maggie and Emma, riding her tandem road bike on the mission trail, cooking up a storm, collecting wine, and shopping for shoes.

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