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- Marie Elena Bliss made Hampton Roads her home upon retirement from the Navy Music Program as a Chief Musician and Music Instructor with 24 years of service.
Her musical career has moved ahead now serving as Music Director at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Chapel. She studied organ with Dr. James Kosnik at Old Domionion University) giving a recital March 2013 and was previous music director with Virginia Children's Chorus Chamber Singers (2010 - 2013).
She completed her MME from Old Dominion University in 2008 studying with Dr. Nancy Klein and works as adjunct faculty at ODU teaching Music in History and Culture. She is a keyboard accompanist in the ODU Music Department. and contineus to perform locally as keyboardist and vocalist with various jazz and classical music ensembles as well as with local theater companies.
- Old Dominion University,
Major: Choral Conducting
- Excelsior College,
Major: Liberal Studies
- Music History