Melissa Werthiemer, flute and piccolo
Melissa Wertheimer leads a life immersed in the arts as a performer, researcher, and teacher. She is a diverse performer of solo, chamber, and orchestral music; a piccolo specialist; a new music enthusiast; and a dedicated scholar of music history and women composers. Melissa loves to contribute to the artistic life of the Baltimore-DC area. She has performed with the Maryland Choral Society Orchestra, Occasional Symphony, Concert Artists of Baltimore, the Howard Community College Faculty Concert Series, SONAR New Music Ensemble, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and at the Artscape and SoWeBo Music and Arts festivals. Since 2011 Melissa has been adjunct flute faculty at Howard Community College and an instructor for The Music Institute. She also taught undergraduate music history and appreciation at the Johns Hopkins University from 2011-2015. Melissa has enjoyed adjudicating auditions for Maryland honors bands and coaching sectionals for Howard County Gifted and Talented ensembles. She has received grants for lectures and recitals from Yamaha, the College Music Society, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, and the Peabody Institute.
Melissa melds her many musical passions into a career as an archivist-librarian who works with historic, musical documents and shares their value with all lovers of music. Melissa is Archivist of the Music Library Association and has worked for the archives of the Peabody Institute, Walters Art Museum, and Baltimore Museum of Art. Melissa holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Maryland, a Master of Music degree in Piccolo from the Peabody Institute, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute from Ithaca College.
Interested in lessons with Melissa? Click here to contact Kyle Coughlin, the Coordinator of Wind Studies.