Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Marlena Schuster

Graduate Teaching Assistant
mschuster@utexas.edu

Marlena Schuster is currently pursuing a Master of Music and Human Learning degree at the University of Texas at Austin and serves as a teaching assistant for the Longhorn Band and Longhorn Pep Band. Ms. Schuster grew up on Long Island, New York and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she earned her Bachelor of Art in Music, studying with Dr. Colleen Conway, Dr. John Pasquale, Dr. Andrea Brown, and Dr. Courtney Snyder. While attending the University of Michigan, Ms. Schuster performed with the Michigan Marching Band and Basketball Band as a clarinetist, where she served as a rank leader, assisting with visual and musical instruction.
Prior to moving to Austin, Ms. Schuster has traveled throughout Eastern and Central Europe with American Music Abroad Bands, Choirs, and Orchestras. While touring as the principle clarinetist, she has performed and served as an American ambassador for American Music Abroad in more than 8 countries and 15 cities, including Vienna, Rome, Prague, Dresden, Salzburg, and Venice.
Ms. Schuster’s professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education and Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority.