Born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Marcella Trentacosti has been a full-time section violinist in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic since 1976. Marcy graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Music Education and in 2008 completed a Master of Music from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She participated in the Rome Festival Orchestra in Rome, Italy; the Civic Orchestra of Chicago ; Bach, Beethoven, Breckenridge Music Festival in Breckenridge, Colorado and served as Concertmaster of the Marion Philharmonic.
As an educator she has taught at Snider High School, Woodside Middle School, Canterbury School and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. In 2012, she received an Arts United Artie Award for “Outstanding Music Educator.”
In addition to performing and conducting the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Concert Orchestra since 2010, she maintains a private teaching studio for the IPFW Community Arts Academy, teaches violin and String Techniques for the IPFW Department of Music and is the Director & Founder of the IPFW Community Arts Academy Summer String Camp.
Marcy is an active member of Sigma Alpha Iota in which she has held several offices, ASTA (American String Teachers Association), IMEA, serves on the board of the Philharmonic Friends and is currently faculty adviser for the SAI Zeta Psi Collegiate Chapter.
Marcy is married to bassoonist, Mike Trentacosti.