Marcie Chapa, a noted percussionist with love for music and passion for education in the arts. Music is her art, her dream, her life. After realizing her God-given talent at the early age of 12, she began pursuing a career in the music industry with relentless tenacity. School competitions, contests, not only challenged her but also financed her way to the illustrious New School for Jazz and Contemporary School of Music in New York City. While attending the school, she was chosen to represent NSJCSM in an exclusive summer program in Italy. By 18, Marcie was performing professionally for crowds of thousands while perfecting her craft once inspired by percussion greats, Tito Puente, Sr., Karl Perazzo, Giovanni Hidalgo and Sheila E.
Live on AOL Beyonce concert in Tokyo Japan @ Budakan
ALC-Total Live Experience (#1 on the billboard charts for 10 weeks)
Mark Lowry (Grammy Award Winning Songwriter and Singer)
Gary Mayes- Go Tell N.E X PERIENCE vol. 2
Micheal McKay (Grammy Award Winning Songwriter)
Kurt Carr Project
Marcie gives countless hours of her time to children and aspiring musicians by volunteering at the Diaz Music Institute; a program that provides complimentary music lessons to the underprivileged the she feels have enormous talent as well as the Houston Independent School District. Marcie is part of an after school workshop that uses music and percussion to keep kids off the street and on the right track.
“My dream is to not only perform internationally but also pass along my talent to inspire”.
Once you witness Marcie’s performance, you will know that dreams do come true!