Missy Mazurowski grew up in Concord, CA and started playing music at the age of five. Her first instrument was the piano and she took lessons for the next five years of her life. In middle school, she started playing the alto saxophone and began participating in solo and ensemble competitions as well as district honor bands. In high school, Missy decided to switch to the baritone saxophone, which she played in the school wind ensemble, jazz band and marching band.
She also played in the county honor band (alto saxophone) and community jazz band (baritone saxophone). She received a gold award for her solo performance for the state CMEA competition her senior year of high school. Missy took a break from playing the saxophone in college, where she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2016. Missy now works as a Business Intelligence Developer.
When Missy is not practicing or working, she enjoys walking her rescue dog Leo with her husband and cuddling on the couch with a good book.