Lecturer of Music, Horn
Start Year: 2013
Office: B46 Kleinpell Fine Arts
Melissa Morey is a free-lance horn player, singer, and teacher who holds a Master of Music degree in horn performance and pedagogy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied with Douglas Hill. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree (with departmental distinction) in vocal music education from St. Olaf College where she studied horn with Priscilla McAfee and voice with Margaret Eaves-Smith, and was a member and featured soloist of the St. Olaf Choir, St. Olaf Band, and St. Olaf Orchestra.
Morey has performed in numerous professional vocal and instrumental groups throughout the Twin Cities region, most notably the Minnesota Orchestra and the Dale Warland Singers.
She teaches out of her home studio, serves as principal horn for the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and recently joined the faculty at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, serving as the horn teacher as well as a member of River Falls Brass.
She lives in St. Paul with her husband Nicholas Ellison and their two cats, Boris and Natasha.