Justine Hancock-Marsh (Thorpe) graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts in music, majoring in vocal performance. While at SJSU, Justine was a member of the award-winning Choraliers, under the direction of Dr. Charlene Archibeque. She was with the Choraliers when they took Grand Prix at the International Choral Competition in Myedizdrye, Poland in 2000. Justine also pursued various musical studies, such as music education and world music, and served as a member of the Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity. Upon gradation, Justine returned to Stockton to pursue an equivalency in music therapy at the University of the Pacific. She completed her internship with Mobile Music Therapy Services of Orange County under Bobbi Adler, MT-BC, NMT where she worked primarily with adults with developmental disabilites, geriatrics, and psychiatrics. Currently, Justine is pursuing a Master of Arts in Music Therapy at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana.
Justine worked for 5 years as a K-8 music teacher at Merryhill School at Brookside in Stockton, where she managed the school's music program and served as music director for the annual Christmas musical show. She also worked as a camp counselor for Merryhill's summer program "Camp Zone" and has been a teacher aide and an after-school tutor. Currently, Justine is a full-time music therapist with In Harmony MTS, focusing on adult medical populations and children with special needs.
Justine enjoys reading, traveling, collecting musical instruments, and studying American Tribal Style bellydance. Justine was recently married (September 2008) to her long-time love Brian and enjoys spending time with him and their cat Mo. When not doing any of these things, Justine can be found sipping a really good iced mocha.