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Melissa Walker Glenn

Melissa Walker Glenn

  • She/Her
  • 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

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Music Assistant
    • Songwriter
    • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)
    • Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)

    My Primary Instrument

    • Voice

    My Instruments

    • Piano
    • Voice

    Software

    • Sibelius

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF SINGING (NATS)