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Melissa Walker Glenn

Melissa Walker Glenn

Biography

Dr. Melissa Walker Glenn, mezzo-soprano, is an assistant professor of voice at Brigham Young University–Hawaii. She holds a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from the same university, a master’s degree in voice performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music, and a doctoral degree in voice performance from Arizona State University.

Dr. Glenn is passionate about utilizing the arts as a vehicle for social change. One of her proudest achievements is funding, organizing, creating, and performing a song cycle based on the words and lives of childhood sex-trafficked survivors in India in 2009. In October 2019, her musical Gingerbread, which she co-wrote with playwright John Bell, was workshopped in Hawaii. Gingerbread, a dystopian adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, explores how inequality renders children vulnerable and how we can help.

Professional Experience

  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Assistant
  • Songwriter
  • Voice teacher with roster of private students
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
  • Actor-Musician

My Primary Instrument

  • Voice

My Instruments

  • Piano
  • Voice

Software

  • Sibelius

Affiliations

  • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF SINGING (NATS)

Pronouns

  • She/Her