Melissa Hamilton received her music education at Utah State University.
Melissa loves teaching, and has maintained a private voice studio for nearly 20 years. She has taught group voice classes at Boise State University and while in Idaho, served for a time as the vice president of the Treasure Valley NATS organization.
She has performed numerous operatic roles including Konstanze in The Abduction from the Seraglio, Musetta in La Bohème, Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, and Yum-Yum in The Mikado.
Melissa’s favorite musical theater roles include Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Guenevere in Camelot, Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain, Julie Jordan in Carousel, Grace Ferrell in Annie, Polly Baker in Crazy For You, and Irene Malloy in Hello Dolly!.
Melissa enjoys art songs and oratorio works, but truly loves 20th century music. She made her Carnegie Hall solo debut in 2010. She is a partner and director of Boise’s MDT Workshop, a summer music-dance-theater program for youth.