CSU Chico (2005-2009) awarded Luciano with a Bachelor of Arts with the Option in Music for both instruments in only 4 years. There he studied both Opera and Guitar under the wing of Dr. Ying Yeh and Tobin Roye. During those years, Luciano got to perform numerous concerts in both fields. Honoring the Guitar Department in 2008, he was awarded the first complete scholarship for a CSU Chico Student to attend the CSU Summer Arts program in Florence, Italy. There he studied and performed for internationally recognized guitar players such as Eliot Fisk, Cameron O'Connor, Lorenzo Micheli, Matteo Mela, and Steve Thachuck. The program exposed Luciano Marazzo to interact and play solo music as well as accompanying other instruments.
Upon return to California after the CSU Summer Arts Program, Luciano started receiving relevant roles for the Operas at CSU Chico. This granted him a number of scholarships for singers such as the Emanuel Esteban Young Tenor Scholarship and the Marylin Curtis Scholarship. Thanks to those awards, Luciano began developing the following roles:
- El Remendado in Carmen (Georges Bizet)
- Don Jose (as a Cover) in Carmen (Georges Bizet)
- Nemorino from The Elixir of Love (Gaetano Donizetti)
- Ko-Ko from The Mikado (Gilbert and Sullivan)
- Alfredo from La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi)
- Don Ottavio from Don Giovanni (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
- Tamino (as a Cover) in The Magic Flute (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Nevertheless, Arias from Operas were not considered acceptable repertoire for recitals. Luciano's recitals were basically Art-Song Recitals. Those display a teamwork with a skilled pianist and even if those require quite a bit less effort than what an opera does, Art Songs are known for their artistry, beauty delicacy and style. Among the Art Song Repertoire collected during his years at CSU Chico: An die ferne Geliebte by Ludwig van Beethoven, numerous songs by Francesco Paolo Tosti, Trois mélodies by Gabriel Fauré and varied songs by Charles Gounod, Henry Purcell, Carlos Guastavino, Vicenzo Bellini and Roger Quilter. In 2008 and 2009, Luciano Marazzo collaborated with Justin McKay for two roles for his operas: "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Salon". This was part of his work at Dr Yeh's Opera Workshop. Among his favorite Arias from his studies at CSU Chico: Il Lamento di Federico, Il mio tesoro and Che gelida manina. Pianists he worked with at CSU Chico: Jamee Haddorff, Justin McKay and Jeff Cooper.