Merrissa Brambila is teaching music composition at the Gallo Center Youth Academy. With over 14 years of musical experience as a pianist, violinist, singer, and composer. Ms. Brambila is the Director of Music at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Modesto. She enjoys writing music for Choir and small ensembles. She's been writing music for over 8 years and especially loves writing sacred choral music. Merrissa has won several composition awards in both Classical and Popular music categories. She performs with the MJC Community Orchestra, MJC Concert and Chamber Choir and the Modesto Symphony Chorus. When she is not busy practicing, performing, or composing Merrissa loves to spend time with her dog, Selah, and socializing with her friends.