Marilyn Wright is a seasoned performer, songwriter and music instructor whose dynamic vocal ability, teaching approach and professional experience has made an impressive impact on audiences and students all over. Although Marilyn’s first live performance was at the age of 7, she has been involved with the performing arts since the age of 3. Marilyn has been inspired by musical artists such as the Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, and more.
In 2010, Marilyn graduated as Salutatorian of her senior high school class and went on to study Business/Management at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
Aside from music, Marilyn is passionate about youth, especially girls. To serve and mentor them, Marilyn started The Diamond International Network, Inc. (DIN), a community for girls, ages 13-22, with the mission to empower through practical teaching. Girls from around the world, including the United States and Germany, interact in her weekly radio talk show, “Girl TALK”, discussing real-life issues they face everyday. Marilyn travels as a guest artist and speaker at various youth conferences and seminars, such as the Dream Girlz Gathering hosted by Melinda Watts.
Some of Marilyn’s musical accomplishments to date are being the grand prize winner of the 2003 Coca-Cola Talent Showcase Competition, where she won $5,000 for her school’s music department and a trip for four to Walt Disney World, singing the Star Spangled Banner at the Cleveland Baron’s Hockey Team @ Gund Arena, Showtime at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY, April 2004. Marilyn also won first place at the 2004 All American Talent Showcase (Star Search) in July 2004 in Las Vegas, NV, being selected as one of the top ten performers by UniverSoul Circus, 2004, being a featured Youth Prodigy at the 100 Black Men’s 10th Annual Awards Gala, February 2008, being a featured guest artist at the annual, well-renowned Cleveland Praise Fest that is held every year at the “Q” Arena, November 2007 & October 2008, being involved with the NAACP ACT-SO local competition where she won 1st Place and qualified to go to Nationals in New York, New York April 2009, then Kansas City, Missouri in 2010, and being one of the top 9 featured finalists in Berklee College of Music’s prestigious Singer’s Showcase Fall of 2011. Marilyn has been a featured artist at the 2018 Stellar Awards New Artist Showcase and has released music projects, including her latest single, “Great Are You Lord”, featuring Sunday Best Winner, Geoffrey Golden.