Faculty & Staff

Marcella Trentacosti, M.M.

Associate Faculty


  • Phone: 260-481-0272
  • Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 218
  • E-mail: trentacm@ipfw.edu

Born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania Marcy has been a full-time section violinist in The Fort Wayne Philharmonic since 1976. She graduated from Indiana University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Music Education and in August of 2008 received her Master of Music from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

 Marcy participated in the Rome Festival Orchestra in Rome, Italy, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Bach, Beethoven , Breckenridge Music  Festival and was Concertmaster of the Marion Philharmonic for 8 years. 

She taught Orchestra at Snider High School, Woodside Middle School, Canterbury School , and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Marcy maintains a private teaching studio and teaches for the IPFW Community Arts Academy in addition to serving as an IPFW Limited Term Lecturer and the director of the IPFW Summer String Camp.  She served as the manager and a string coach for the Fort Wayne Youth Symphony.

As an active member of the Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, presently Co-Chair VP Program , she has held the office of  Recording Secretary and President.

Recently , in  2012 she received an  Arts United Artie Award for “Outstanding Music Educator”.

Presently , as a full time section violinist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic she is also the conductor of the  newly formed Youth Concert Orchestra  since 2010.

 Her teachers include Anne Rylands, Henryk  Kowalski(IU), Victor Aitay(former co-concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony), Lawerence Shapiro, and Dr. Penny Thompson-Kruse.

Marcy is married to bassoonist, Mike Trentacosti who has since retired from FOX Products. They have 4 children  - Mike Jr., Tony, Nick and Lauren  plus 4 grandchildren and of course their 2 sweet dogs…Ross & Lanie( a sheltie).

Marcella Trentacosti