Early Childhood Department (Director of the Early Childhood Program); Teacher Training Department; NYC Community Programs
Marissa Curry is Director of the Early Childhood Program at Diller-Quaile. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from New York University and Master of Arts in Music Education and K-12 certification in Music from Teachers College Columbia University. At Teachers College, Marissa was awarded the Arthur Zankel Fellowship. Prior to her current position, Marissa taught early childhood music classes at Diller-Quaile from 2006-2011. Most recently, she was the head music teacher at the Success Charter Network (Success Academy Harlem 3), where she originated a general music program and curriculum for children in kindergarten – 4th grade, as well as a choral program for children in grades 3 & 4. Additionally, she organized professional development experiences for music teachers across seven schools. She received Kodály Level I Certification from NYU and has studied Dalcroze and Orff approaches.