Marizza Mislang is a conductor and music educator who has been recognized for her sensitive and musical artistry. Known mostly for her work with the choirs at Little Flower Academy in Vancouver, British Columbia where she has been the artistic director of choral music since 2003, Marizza brings an energy and passion to her teaching that encourages her singers to discover their own voice and a beauty and love from within the music. Her work with the choirs at Little Flower Academy has been recognized both nationally and internationally for their musical excellence receiving numerous awards, invitations and gold standing for their festival performances which has led them to the stages of Carnegie Hall and Chicago’s Orchestra Symphony Hall.
A graduate from the University of British Columbia, Marizza earned her Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Education and Masters of Education focusing on choral and vocal music education. An accomplished pianist and classically trained soprano, Marizza has taught at the pre-school, elementary and secondary school levels in the areas of drama, musical theatre, choral and instrumental music and visual arts, but her first love continues to be choral music. A member of the BC Music Educators' Association, BC Choral Federation, Canadian Music Educators' Association and American Choral Directors Association, Marizza has an interest for excellence in choral music education with a particular interest in treble choirs. Marizza has performed as a soloist, choral singer, pianist and conductor and recently received the Silver Award of Excellence in recognition for being an outstanding music educator in March 2011. She continues her professional development studying choral conducting with Dr. Geoffrey Boers (University of Washington) and Richard Nace (Puget Sound) with the BC Choral Mentorship Project.