Melissa completed her Master’s Degree in Violin Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May 2015. Her Bachelor’s Degree is in Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado, where she studied violin and chamber music. Melissa has been an active violin and viola teacher as well as freelance performer in Colorado since 2007 and Wisconsin from 2013-2015. She has attended various music festivals around the country as both a musician and teacher. Currently Melissa plays with several local orchestras as both a member and a substitute player. A former teacher with Jeffco Public Schools, Melissa enjoys working with orchestras as a sectional and small ensemble coach.