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Melanie Brown

Height – 5 feet 2 inches / 157 cm

Hair – Brown

Eyes – Brown

Body Type – Slim/Slender

Ethnicity – White/Caucasian, Asian, Black/African, Native American, Other

Skills

Vocal Range – Mezzo

Singing – Musical Theater, Opera, Jazz

Languages – American English, French, German

Experience
Other
(2007/2006)
Role: Octette
Director: Rick Benjamin
Comments: Rick Benjamin’s Paragon Ragtime Orchestra

(2004)
Role: Shannon
Director: Leandria Jack-Smith
Comments: Opera Memphis Artist in Residence Tour

(2004)
Role: Gloriana
Director: Leandria Jack-Smith
Comments: Opera Memphis Artist in Residence Tour

(2004)
Role: Charlotte & Otter Woman / Sacagawea & Bates Cover
Comments: Opera Memphis

(2002/2001)
Role: Esmeralda
Director: Vince Liotta
Comments: Indiana University Opera Theater

(2001)
Role: The Bat
Director: Carrol Freeman
Comments: Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point

(2001)
Role: Valencienne
Director: Michael Phillip Davis
Comments: Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point

Additional Info
EDUCATION:
Indiana University
· Voice study with Professor Patricia Stiles, 1999 to 2002
· Voice study with Distinguished Professor Martina Arroyo, 1997 to 1999

PRIVATE STUDY: Andrew Friarson, 2004 to 2006 Barbara Hill-Moore, Professor of Voice - Southern Methodist University, 1995 to 1997
Beverly Rinaldi, Cincinnati Conservatory - Interlochen Arts Academy, summer 1996

COACHES: Gary Arvin, Associate Professor of Music - Indiana University School of Music
Edwin Penhorwood, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music - Indiana University School of Music
James Lesniak - Indiana University School of Music
Kostis Protopapas, Chorus Master & Assistant Conductor – Tulsa Opera
Michael Phillip Davis, Voice Faculty – C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University
John W. Dougherty, Ph.D., Professor of Music – University of Tennessee, Martin


Melanie Sumie Brown, mezzo-soprano, has spent several years teaching voice to students of all ages! Ms. Brown takes students of all ages. She teaches a relaxed and gentle vocal technique that can be used by the tenderest of voice types such as very young or elderly voices, yet solid enough for the most experienced singer. Every student will come away with a solid vocal technique giving him or her the ability to perform with confidence. If interested please email: meaniemite@optonline.net. Great for rehearsing and perfecting your audition pieces for recitals, roles for school musicals, music for talent shows, college auditions pieces, playhouse pieces or simply satisfying your desire to learn how to sing! Website: www.meaniemite.net

HONORS:
University Interscholastic League, solo and ensemble competition, TSSEC certified first place rating
1996 NATS - Texoma region, First Place - Youth Division
1996 NATS - Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter, Second Place - Freshman Collegiate Division (as a high school senior)
1995 LENNOX Young Artists Competition, Richardson Symphony Orchestra, Second Place - Classical Voice Division
1995 New York State School Music Association, All-State Vocal Soloist, Top vocal level, spring evaluation festival
1994 New York State School Music Association, All-State Vocal Soloist, Top vocal level, spring evaluation festival
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