April 30th: Solo Concert at Sun City Huntley by Del Webb – 1 PM
April 29th: TV Appearance with Commissioner Frank Avila to promote the Chicago Veggie Pride Parade
April 28th: Feature Performer, Model, and Host of Wedding Fashion Show: “Something New, Something Blue, and Something for HIM too”
April 27th: Bowling for Brain Injuries with Ginger Zee of Good Morning America; Promotional Event for Bello Tea at the Chicago French Market; Marisa Buchheit in Concert with Pianist Anatoliy Torchinskiy at Vi at The Glen – 8 PM
April 24th & 26th: Leading the Josephinum Academy JAMS Vocal Program Student Performances
April 22nd: Performing with Cellist Allegra Montanari at Private Event at InterContinental Hotel – Magnificent Mile
April 20th: Performing in Merit School of Music Faculty Recital – 12 PM
April 18th: Special Guest at PdM and Kahlo Salon Present “Bienvenue Printemps” – 7 PM to 10 PM
April 15th, 2012 – ‘Elijah’ Performance with American Chamber Opera @ Chicago Temple
April 14th, 2012 – Opening Night of ‘Elijah’ with American Chamber Opera @ Chicago Temple & Special Appearance at Thai Temple of Chicago’s Annual Miss Songkran festival pageant
April 13th, 2012 – Special Appearance at C2E2 Convention @ McCormick Place & Greeter at GOCA’s ‘Elegance of Maturity’ Fashion Show
April 12th, 2012 – Special Guest of Billy Dec’s on WINDY CITY LIVE Television Show on ABC
April 11th, 2012 – Meeting with Senator Mark Kirk’s Office on behalf of Music Education platform
April 9th, 2012 – Congress on your Corner: Met with Congressman Mike Quigley and Alderman Mary O’Connor
Easter Weekend 2012 – Soprano soloist at Highland Park’s Trinity Episcopal
April 5th, 2012 – Opera on Tap Chicago: Operetta Concert
April 2nd, 2012 – Performance/Appearance at Chicago Diner’s 29th Anniversary Celebration
March 24th, 2012 – Verismo Opera Theater relaunch party/Masterclass & Junior League of Chicago’s Windy City Nights Event
March 23rd, 2012 – National Anthem performance & Autograph signing at Chicago Hitmen Hockey Game
March 21st, 2012 – National Anthem performance at Northside College Prep Track Meet & VIP Guest Appearance at Akira ‘Valley of the Castles’ Spring Fashion Show
March 14th, 2012 – Fundraiser for Alderman Danny Solis
March 11th, 2012 – Miss Chicago Scholarship Pageant
March 1st, 2012 – Opera on Tap Chicago: Opera Goes to the Movies Concert
February 21st, 2012 – Center on Halsted SING OUT! Series Mardi Gras Concert
February 11th, 2012 – Mari Therese & the Uprights play ToTu Cafe w/ Voytek and the Party Animals
January 14th, 2012 – EP Release Show/Party. Stay tuned for details!
January 8th, 2012 – Uncommon Ground with Chance Kuykendall and Rob Killa
December 25th, 2011 – Featured Holiday Singer at the Center on Halsted free Christmas dinner
December 17th, 2011 – Featured Singer in Vaudezilla’s “Trim” Holiday Showcase
Dec 3rd – Holiday Performance with Vaudezilla presents, featured singer
Dec 2nd – Akira Chicago private media party, featured opera singer. “Celebrating 2011″ Holiday Event
Dec 1st – Singing at Opera on Tap Chicago’s “Opera on Tap Goes Italian!” concert. 8 PM @ The Heartland Cafe
November 20th – Mari Therese and friends perform at The Barking Spider in Cleveland, Ohio. 7:30 PM
November 5th – Performing at CHICAGO VEGANMANIA on the Culture Cafe stage
November 4th – Private opera concert for Friends of Michael Nardello (Representative) Fundraiser in Oak Brook, IL
October 30th – Singing Chinese song at the National Day of the Republic of China – 100 year celebration, hosted by Chicago Northwest Suburban Chinese School
October 29th – Mari Therese performance at Goose Island Wrigleyville Brewpub. $8 cover @ 9 PM. SWIZZLE-WEEN Spectacular Event. www.swizzlesteve.com
October 27th – Miss Wicker Park Finals – Mari is among the top 10 contestants who will be competing at The Double Door in Wicker Park
October 16th – Opera recital at The North Shore in Evanston @ 3 PM. Students of Jina Varis
October 2nd – Villa Verone Italian Restaurant’s OPERA NIGHT in Elgin, Illinois. Featured singer. 6 to 8 PM http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126287580805616
September 22nd – Mari Therese acoustic performance at The Tonic Room. Free show @ 10 PM. With special guest violinist Jonathan Lloyd Schriock
August 12th – Featured performer and presenter at the Lake Shore Music Studios “Exploring American Musicals” summer camp
July 16th – Miss Greater Cleveland pageant. Crowning the successor for 2012!
June 9th through 18th – MISS OHIO 2011 COMPETITION!
May 21st – Cleveland Asian Festival 2011
May 12th – Dream, Believe, Achieve! Scholarship Program Awards Ceremony at Judson Manor’s Grand Ballroom
May 7th – Cleveland Fashionweek black tie gala, greeter and special guest
April 30th – Senior Recital at the Cleveland Institute of Music, featuring Roberta Whitely on piano and Joe Rebman on harp. 6 PM in Mixon Hall. Reception to follow!
April 15th & 17th – Trial by Jury, opera performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Performing the role of the Counsel
April 9th & 10th – Miss Ohio Spring Forum
April 3rd – Musicians for Life Benefit Recital at Disciples Christian Church. Our team raised over $1200 for the American Cancer Society’s ‘Relay for Life’ event. Organizer & performer for this event
April 1st – Performance & speech at the Cleveland Heights Office on Aging, as part of the “Meet the Musician” series at the Cleveland Heights Community Center.
March 28th – John Hay High School visit. Created video scholarship applications with high school seniors.
March 19th – John Hay High School visit. Motivational speech & photo session as part of the Dream, Believe, Achieve! program
March 1st – National Pancake Day at IHOP. Marisa will be volunteering her time at the IHOP location in Cleveland Heights to help raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network!
Feb. 28th - Scholarship video assistance for high school seniors @ John Hay High School
Feb. 23rd – Scholarship video assistance for high school seniors @ Cleveland School of the Arts
Feb. 9th – Dream, Believe, Achieve! scholarship information session for high school seniors at the Cleveland School of the Arts
Feb. 7th – Dream, Believe, Achieve! meetings at John Hay High School, filmed by CMSD videographers. CIM students performed and served as mentors to the 90 student freshmen band class. Neighborhood Connections representatives were also present
Feb. 5th – Miss Maple City 2011 Scholarship Program. 20th Anniversary of the pageant in Norwalk! Marisa, Miss Maple City 2010, served as emcee and featured performer. Congratulations to Amber Bussa, the winner for 2011!
Jan. 11th through 15th – 2011 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada
Dec. 18th – Kalahari “Wall of Fame” Induction
Guest performer at Miss Ohio 2010′s MISS AMERICA Send Off Party!
Dec 17th – Holiday Performance at Kalahari Resort & Indoor Water Park
Dec 16th – Mari Therese, opening performer for The Tangent’s band
Dec 14th – Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop performance, downtown Chicago
Dec 10th – Mari Therese & CIM musicians live at Uptowne Bar & Grill
Dec 4th – Richfield County Police Department Benefit & Holiday Party (Guest & performer)
Nov 28th – Downer’s Grove “It’s a Wonderful Weekend” featured holiday performer
October and November – Visits to John Hay High School with members of the Phi Omicron chapter of the Mu Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Sept 18th – Autumn Leaves Festival. Grand Marshall of the parade as Miss Maple City 2010 and Main Stage performer (Norwalk, OH)
Sept 5th – Milan Melon Festival Parade and Festival appearance (Milan, OH)
Sept 4th – New London Parade and Festival appearance (New London, OH), and special performance at “The Reserve” restaurant of Kalahari Resort and Indoor Water Park (Sandusky, OH)
Aug 29th – Miss Maple City Scholarship Program Fundraiser at Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH)
Aug 21st – Trophy Presenter at Thistledown Race Track, $50,000 Miss Ohio Stakes! (Cleveland, OH)
Aug 20th – Performance at the North Royalton Festival (North Royalton, OH)
Aug 13th – Potbelly’s Singer/Songwriter Contest 2010 – Winner (Chicago, IL)
Aug 8th – Featured performer at Bello Tea Store (Downer’s Grove, IL)
Aug 7th – Visiting titleholder at Miss North Coast Pageant
Aug 6th – Visiting titleholder at Miss West Central Ohio/Lima Square Fair/Crystal Lake Pageant
Aug 5th – Dairy Queen – Miracle Treat Day, fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network
July 24th – Miss Greater Cleveland Pageant: Title and scholarship winner!
July 14th – Parade Leader in Thai Cultural Festival at Daley Plaza (Chicago, IL)
July 5th – Norwalk 4th of July parade
July 3rd – Ontario festival with Miss Ohio 2010 and local titleholders
June 10th – 19th – MISS OHIO WEEK: Competition and appearances in Mansfield, Ohio
May 14th – Platform speech/performance at Norwalk Catholic School
March 6th – Headshots taken at Darrell Moll’s studio in Norwalk
Feb 6th – Miss Maple City Pageant: Title and scholarship winner!