Andover Educators
Melissa Malde

Melissa Malde, DMA

B.A, and B.M., Oberlin
M.M., Northwestern University
Meisterklasse Diploma, Hochschule für Musik in Munich
D.M.A., Vocal Performance, College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati
Licensed Andover Educator, 2003
Co-author, What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body (Plural Publishing, 2008)

Region: Western United States
Home State: Colorado
Available for:  * contact teacher

Melissa teaches voice and vocal pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado. She is an active performer in opera, musical theatre, oratorio and recital. She has sung with numerous national and international organizations, including the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Prague Radio Symphony, the Bad Reichenhall Orchestra, Vancouver Opera, Opera Colorado, Kentucky Opera and the Colorado Music Festival.

Melissa won a German Academic Exchange grant to study in Germany. Prizes include the Kulturforum Gesangwettbewerb (Munich), the Concerto Competition (Cincinnati), the Brice-Gooter Award (NATSAA), and the Sudler Award and the Farwell award (Chicago).

Melissa is a frequent clinician on Body Mapping. She has presented at the Conference of the West Central Region of NATS, the Conference of National Pastoral Musicians, the Multidisciplinary Conference on the Rehabilitation of the Performing Voice, the International Conference on the Arts and Humanities and the National Conference of the College Music Society.

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"Dr. Malde is the finest teacher it has ever been my privilege to know. She can tell you exactly why (down to the tiniest muscle group) her methods work. Seemingly magic, but there is absolutely no mystery to the factual information I have been fortunate to obtain from this class."