MELISSA BROBECK has been described as a “riveting presence” with an “electrifying singing voice” who always “brings plenty of memorable pizzazz” to the stage. Her performance work spans a number of mediums, including musical theatre and theatre, cabaret, concert, and classical music.
As a singer-actress, Melissa has worked regionally at Cleveland Play House, Short North Stage, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, Virginia Musical Theatre, Actors’ Summit, Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, and with Seat of the Pants Productions; favorite productions include My Fair Lady, Assassins, Little Women, God of Carnage, and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. She continues to perform as a vocalist, here and there.
Melissa earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and was selected as part of the prestigious NATS Intern program in 2016, studying with master teacher Jeannette LoVetri. Melissa is trained in Somatic Voicework™ the LoVetri Method and has also studied the Bel Canto / Can Belto and Estill Voice methods. Previously, Melissa served as an artist coach of musical theater for Ohio University and an instructor of voice at Hocking College.
Melissa believes that all people are musical, and anyone can learn to sing with confidence. A functional approach to singing, which allows for vocal freedom, and truthful acting are essential to expressive and communicative performance. As an independent studio teacher, Melissa meets her students at their level, wherever that may be. Regardless of skill or experience, all students should be treated with compassion, patience, and love. Melissa is a champion who celebrates each student’s individuality not only as a singer but also as a person and fosters this in performance.
Melissa’s private students have been accepted into musical theater and classical voice programs at Manhattan School of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Pace University, Marymount Manhattan College, Capital University, Arizona State University, and Ohio University.
Her favorite things include the colors gray and gold, beavers, vanilla ice cream, Puccini, and the smell of rosemary. She lives with her husband and two children in Athens, Ohio.