Artist Coach of Musical Theater
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-musician, 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 her one-woman cabaret act, My Favorite Sings, 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. Additionally, she serves on the voice faculty of the Athens Community Music School.
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.