Marisa successfully manages her career as a Marketing Professional, Spokesperson, performing artist, and producer/Music Director.
As a marketing professional, Marisa represents brands globally. She is on the National Product Specialist team for Mercedes-Benz, representing the top luxury brand at conventions and AMG racing events around the country. With a background in pageants, she regularly represents evening gown designers such as Loré London and MacDuggal in National Bridal Markets in Atlanta and Chicago. She also collaborated with U.S. Department of Commerce and the Foreign Ministry of China to assemble American and Canadian fashion brands for a foreign trade mission expo in Wenzhou, China in 2015. She recruited spokes-models and brands such as Alyce Paris, Cartise and fashion designer Anastasia Chatzka to participate
Marisa Buchheit is an operatic soprano and has performed to critical acclaim on stages around the world. She has been featured in operas, musicals and concerts in Thailand, Italy, Austria, France and around the United States. She most recently completed a performance tour with QU4TRO opera ensemble in the Las Vegas area, co-starring with 11-year old prodigy Emanne Beasha from America’s Got Talent.
As a Producer and Music Director, Marisa manages her soprano trio Très Belle and her own performance schedule. She serves as the Music Director at Concordia Lutheran Church in Chicago, and recently received a grant to start Concordia Concerts, a new concert series dedicated to promoting local talent and giving back to the church community through low-cost, high quality entertainment. Marisa has produced major concerts and fashion shows that have received sponsorship in the tens of thousands from the Chicago Sun-Times, InterContinental Chicago hotel, and local businesses.
Marisa earned her Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Cleveland Institute of Music with Academic Honors and her Master’s Degree from DePaul University with Distinction. She is recipient of Secretary of State Jesse White’s Humanitarian Excellence Award for her work in arts education and the performing arts. She represented her state as Miss Illinois 2014 and went on to compete in the televised Miss America 2015 competition. As a cultural and community leader, Marisa regularly participates in Asian-American community events and sings the national anthem for galas, sports events (Chicago Cubs and Bulls), major ceremonies (Chicago Air & Water Show), the City Club of Chicago, and Asian American Executive Network events. She is proud to be a collaborating partner with GCU!