Melissa Malde has performed with numerous orchestras and opera companies throughout the United States, including Kentucky Opera and the Bangor Symphony. She has sung
abroad with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, with the Prague Radio Symphony, and has also performed in Germany.
She holds degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory,
Northwestern University, the University of Cincinnati, and the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, where she studied under the auspices of a German Academic Exchange grant.
While in Munich, she won first prize in the Kulturforum Competition. Other honors include winning Cincinnati Conservatory’s Concerto Contest, first prize in Chicago’s Sudler Oratorio Competition, a Farwell Award, and the Brice-Gooter Award from the NATSAA competition. She is certified as an Andover Educator to teach Body Mapping. Her book on that subject, What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body, was published in 2008 by Plural Publishing. She serves on the faculty of the University of Northern Colorado.
Role: Classical Artist