Assistant Conductor / Chamber Music Director
(B. Mus., B.Mus.Ed., Memorial University of Newfoundland, M. Curr. Studies, Music Ed., Acadia University) is an active musician/conductor who performs with numerous groups such as the Chebucto Symphony Orchestra, Halifax Summer Opera Festival, and Nova Sinfonia.
She has been teaching instrumental music at Prince Andrew High school since 2007, and has done the musical direction for their productions of Cabaret, Grease, Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Wizard of Oz and Legally Blonde.
Melissa was awarded the Don Wright Scholarship in Music Education, and nominated for an HRSB “Teachers Make a Difference” award in 2014.