Marylouise Helen Perhacs

Marylouise Perhacs

Title: Retired Music Educator

Location: Cliffside Park, New Jersey, United States

Marylouise Helen Perhacs, Retired Music Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Music.

Ms. Perhacs is a devoted musical educator, and most recently served as a vocal music teacher in the West New York School District from 1995 to 2016. She also taught with the Summer Enrichment Program of West New York, and is noted as a singer and trumpeter. Ms. Perhacs joined, by invitation only, the Ridge Wood Symphony and played a POPS Concert as a trumpet member, and served as principal trumpet of the Rutherford Community Band. She was a member of the Jimmy Dorsey Band in London in 1974. Today, Ms. Perhacs is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World,  Who’s Who of American Women, and and Who’s Who in Europe, Cambridge Edition.

As a three-year old, Ms. Perhacs discovered a trumpet in her grandmother’s attic and used it to escape from playing pots and pans with the neighborhood kids. Her father once played the instrument, and taught her the fundamentals to continue playing through school. Many years later, Ms. Perhacs looked out on the audience alongside the OK Chorale at Carnegie Hall in 1966 and experienced a moment she could not believe. She later had similar moments with debut performances on Broadway and at Madison Square Garden. After studying with Ithaca College and earning a BS from the Julliard School in 1967, Ms. Perhacs accepted a post as instructor with the Carnegie Hall Corporation, launching her music career. She later studied with Juilliard to earn a MS, followed by coursework at Hunter College and Saint Peter’s University.

Ms. Perhacs taught vocals and brass instruments for many years in New York and New Jersey, and is currently a council member of Bergen County, New Jersey. She was a guest artist in 2010 with the brass quintet of the West Point Band. Ms. Perhacs has been a theatre committee member of local 802 in the American Federation of Musicians since 1972, notably serving as chair in 1973. She has supported societies such as the National Education Association and the Actors’ Equity Association, and was a charter member of the International Women’s Brass Conference. In the coming years, Ms. Perhacs looks forward to devoting her time and effort to animal rescue.

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