Melanie Mitrano

Melanie Mitrano is an active performer, teacher, composer, lecturer and writer who specializes in new music and crossover repertoire. Both her vocal and compositional styles range from classical to Broadway to jazz. She is especially committed to hybrid music, which combines elements of several musical styles at once.
Melanie has the distinction of being the first woman to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston, and also holds an MM and BM in vocal performance from the Eastman School of Music. Her critically-acclaimed debut CD, Songs in Transit, was released on Capstone records in 2006. It features repertoire which unites musical theater, blues, jazz, hip-hop and world music styles within a classical framework. Such notable American composers as Lee Hoiby, Tom Cipullo and Lori Laitman, as well as Pulitzer-Prize-winning composers David Del Tredici and Paul Moravec are heard accompanying the singer at the piano.
Dr. Mitrano has worked with many other esteemed composers, including Gy