Mariana Romero-Serra

Children's Choir

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Mariana Romero Serra is a music educator and choral conductor with a strong multicultural background. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Choral Music Education from Florida State University and recently completed the Master of Music summer program in Choral Conducting at Michigan State University.

Active as an arranger, Ms. Romero recently had a featured arrangement at the 2021 Virginia Music Educators Association conference. In addition, Ms. Romero's passion for the musics of Latin America has led her to explore rhythm and movement as a tool to enhance ensemble musicianship. She has worked with singers at the Elementary, Middle, and High School levels, as well as intergenerational choirs in Colombia, the United States, and Japan. Moreover, Ms. Romero has been an adjudicator for the KPASS Solo & Ensemble Festival in Tokyo (2016-2022) and the AMIS Solo & Ensemble Festival (2021-2023). She taught Middle School Choir in Orlando, Florida for a year before moving to Japan to serve many roles at St Mary’s International School in Tokyo, including Elementary Music specialist and choir director, Middle School choir director and Associate Director of the tri-school International Show Choir.

Ms. Romero will be pursuing her DMA in Choral Conducting at Michigan State this fall and is absolutely thrilled to make music with the students at the Community Music School!

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