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Meet the Faculty

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M. Melanie Emelio

Professor of Music

Division: Fine Arts Division
Office: Music Building (MB) 217B
Phone: (310) 506-7962

  • D.M.A., Vocal Performance, University of Maryland, 2001
  • M.M., Vocal Performance, Rice University, Shepherd School of Music, 1987
  • B.M.Ed., Voice, Piano, Abilene Christian University, 1985
  • Music History
  • Vocal Literature
  • Private Vocal Instruction
  • Diction
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Graves Research Award, 2004
  • Seaver Fellow of Music 2001, 2003
  • Enrichment Grant, Natl. Assoc. of Teachers of Singing, 2001
  • Overhulser Vocal Scholarship, University of Maryland, 1998
  • Concerto Competition Winner, Rice University, 1987
  • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Natl. Assoc. of Teachers of Singing, numerous competition awards
  • Affiliate Artist, Houston Baptist University, 1997-98
  • Stage and Music Director, Ritz Community Theatre
Academic Interests:
  • Music Education, Voice
Selected Works:
  • Dissertation: "The Solo Vocal Works of Jean Berger"
  • Maryland Opera Studio
  • Vocal Recitals in the United States and Germany
  • Operatic Roles: Susanna in Handel's Susanna; Zita in Gianni Schicchi; Frasquita in Carmen; Yum-Yum in Mikado; Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte; Rosina in Barber of Seville; and many others.