CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ, September 04, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Marylou Perhacs a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Ms. Perhacs celebrates many decades of experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field.. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
At the age of three, Ms. Perhacs discovered a trumpet in her grandmother's attic. Her father taught her the fundamentals of the instrument and a local teacher taught her to read music. She had her first public performance at age 3-1/2 and played with the high school band in second grade. She began studying piano at age seven and also began singing and performing on a regular basis. With The Bergen County Junior Choir she performed for the USO at Fort Dix as soloist. At fourteen she began acting in summer stock, enjoying principal roles in "L'il Abner," "Pirates of Penzance," and "The Wizard of Oz" as well as providing trumpet effects for "Look Back in Anger" directed by Robert Moore. In high school she won first chair trumpet in the New Jersey All State Orchestra and first chair in the All Eastern Band (12 states and the District of Columbia) and had to decline a spot in the New Jersey All State Chorus because it conflicted with the Orchestra's schedule. Ms. Perhacs went on to receive both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from The Juilliard School in trumpet performance where she also studied voice. She is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, Epsilon Psi Chapter at Juilliard, and received their Senior Achievement Award in 1968.
Ms. Perhacs began her career on Broadway as one of "The Pit Girls" in "Promises, Promises" (1969-1971) as the 2nd alto and ended as swing singer (G3 to D6) and on stage. The Girls were the subject of a Playbill article in 1969. She is an accomplished singer and actress whose additional Broadway stage credits include "Lysistrata" (1972) and "Sugar" (1971-1972) and trumpet player for the Broadway shows "Sophisticated Ladies" (1982), "Sarava!" (1979), "Debbie! - The Debbie Reynolds Show" (1976), "Jesus Christ Superstar" (1973), and the Lincoln Center revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" (1981). She sang at the St. Louis Municipal Opera in 1970 and background vocals on the Ed Sullivan Show. She was a member of the P.D.Q. Bach Okay Chorale with Peter Schickle and recorded "The Seasonings" live from Carnegie Hall. Ms. Perhacs performed as a singer and trumpet player with NCL Corporation Ltd. from 1981 to 1982, performed as vocalist and section trumpet player with the Jimmy Dorsey Band in Paris and London in 1974. She performed and/or toured with organizations as varied as the Sarah Lawrence College Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, The Westbury Music Fair, a polka band, and club dates. She hosted a cable TV show about women in music for Columbia Cable and has written about women in music for several publications. She has produced, written, directed, and/or designed over 50 musical productions and concerts. She is currently playing solo/principal trumpet with the Rutherford (New Jersey) Community Band, a brass quintet, a big band, the Ridgewood (New Jersey) Symphony Orchestra and musical theater productions among others. As a New York based classical, commercial, and religious life long "freelance" musician and singer, it is impossible, in the space provided, to include the body and variety of performances and venues, (i.e., Carnegie Hall, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Madison Square Garden, St. Regis Roof) that constitute her career.
Ms. Perhacs is a licensed K-12 vocal, orchestral, and band teacher in New York and New Jersey and has taught public school in all three specialty areas plus jazz band coaching. She was Adjunct Professor of Music Methods at St. Peter's College Dept. of Education, Jersey City, NJ from 1976 to 1991. She taught the innovative Carabo-Cone Method with Madeline Carabo-Cone at the Carnegie Hall Studios for three years. Under a Title I grant, she was the program developer, coordinator, and instructor for the grades 4-12 Urban Education in Music program in the Newburg, NY public school system.
She is a member of the American Federation of Musicians for which she served as Chairman of the Local 802 Theater Committee in 1973, SAG-AFTRA, Actors' Equity Association, and International Trumpet Guild. She is also a charter member of the International Women's Brass Conference. Until retirement from teaching in 2016, she was a member of the Music Educators National Conference, National Education Association, New Jersey Music Educators Association, and other state and local organizations.
In addition to her varied activities in music and the theater, Ms. Perhacs is also an active advocate for animals, enjoys horticulture, and other creative outlets such as flower arranging and cake decorating. She enjoys traveling and is grateful that her career and private life have made it possible to have visited all 50 states, 3 territories, and close to 40 countries.
In recognition of her contributions to the world of music and theater, Ms. Perhacs has been featured in a wide range of honors publications, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in Entertainment, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Europe, Cambridge Edition, Theater World, and the New York Brass Conference for Scholarships. Her home town honored her on a Hall of Fame plaque in the lobby of the municipal building.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Marylou Perhacs has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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