“The first impression one gets upon hearing Melissa’s radiant, clarion sound is that it brightens up the world we are in.”

-Charles Villarrubia
Photo by Geovani Ayala

Melissa is a vibrant trumpeter based in Austin, Texas. She enjoys playing various genres of music and has performed extensively across the United States. She is currently pursuing the Professional Studies Certificate at The Colburn School. Melissa is also a co-founder of Brass Out Loud, an organization that seeks to uplift voices of underrepresented brass musicians. For more info about Brass Out Loud please click here.

Photo by Harold Shapiro

“…dedication, wonderful trumpet playing, and resourceful musical soul.”

-Bill Purvis upon receiving the John Swallow Brass Prize