Melanie uses song and dance both to reframe standard opera repertory through a female-driven lens, and to collaborate with living composers on new works that challenge systemic norms within classical music. Recently, Melanie collaborated with multimedia artist ONOH as SEED Residency Artists with [nueBOX] a Phoenix-based arts organization providing resources to emerging creatives across all artistic disciplines. With support from [nueBOX] and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain, ONOH and Melanie arranged and produced the finale to Mozart’s Don Giovanni for soprano, violin, electronics, and dance, using only female identifying artists for all aspects of the production. Melanie’s 2021-2022 projects include a choreographed adaptation of Jake Heggie’s Eve Song with pianist Karey Miles, a new work premiere with composer Ashlee Busch and soprano Micaela Rebb with the Arizona Women’s Collaborative, and joining the Teaching Artist Training Program with Mark Morris Dance Group. Melanie holds degrees from Arizona State University (DMA/Voice & MM/Opera Performance), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (BM/Voice with a Dance Minor).
- NYC/Tri-State Area
Interested in touring?
- Vocal Arranger
- Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
- Voice Teacher (Private Studio)
- Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)