Chelsea Melamed

Chelsea M.

Cincinnati, OH

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Chelsea delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
February 2011

Hello! My name is Chelsea Melamed and I am a professional opera singer and voice instructor. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music from the Lawrence University Conservatory and a Master's Degree in Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I am currently pursuing my Doctorate at CCM (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music) with an emphasis in voice and pedagogy so that I may earn top mastery in teaching and performing.

I love helping students in all genres discover their voice and open their sound. I believe the basis of good singing technique translates across all musical platforms. I also think having a comfortable and fun environment are key factors for vocal growth.

In addition, enjoy teaching beginning piano students. Please contact me at any time. I look forward to helping you along your journey!

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Professional Opera Singer
May 2016 - Present
Cincinnati Opera

I was a professional member of the Cincinnati Opera Chorus for their 2016 season.

Voice Instructor
Jan 2016 - Present
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)

I am now on Faculty at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music! I teach a small studio of Musical Theater majors and non-majors at this prestigious program!

Professional Opera Singer
Jun 2010 - Present
Cincinnati Opera, Opera Theater-Pittsburgh, Cincinnati Chamber Opera, Livermore Valley Opera, Bay Area Opera Theater, Bay Area Baroque Ensemble, Marin Baroque

I started singing as a professional opera singer five years ago. I have performed various lead and supporting roles with the above companies. I absolutely love performing and believe dramatic work is a key factor in vocal technique!

Voice Teacher
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
Cincinnati School of Music

I taught 7 students weekly at this local music school during the first year of my doctoral program. Again I taught all voice genres, and ranges in age (from 4 yrs. old-45).

Voice Teacher
Sep 2014 - Apr 2015
Inspire Music

I had a studio fo 15 students that I saw each week. I taught voice (classical, musical theater and pop) as well as beginning piano. I left because of a professional performance job followed by my doctoral degree program.

Scholarship Recipient
Sep 2012 - May 2014
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

I was awarded a generous talent-based scholarship to attend the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for my Master's degree.

Voice Teacher
Feb 2011 - Jun 2011
Lawrence University Pedagogy Course

I taught a small studio under the guidance of the head of the pedagogy department at Lawrence University.


Doctorate of Musical Arts
Aug 2015 - Present
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)
Master of Music
Aug 2012 - May 2014
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Lawrence University


French, Italian
Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Nov 2015
Opera Theater Pittsburgh
Full Scholarship Assistantship
Aug 2015
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)
Apr 2014
East Bay Opera League Competition

Photos & Videos

Publicity photo

Singing Cheubino in Mozart's the Marriage of Figaro with Opera Theater Pittsburgh

Rehearsing with the San Francisco Conservatory Baroque Orchestra
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5 Reviews

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Antoniette B. Oct 10, 2016
Piano · In home


Abigail Jul 1, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio

Chelsea is an excellent instructor who is patient, kind and incredibly knowledgeable. I'm extremely picky about teachers, but she is by far the best I've ever had and has improved by technique and understanding of music so much. I would recommend Chelsea to anyone, family, friends or strangers.

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Julia Jun 30, 2016
Opera Voice ·

Chelsea is a fabulous and wonderful musician with a plethora of knowledge and vocal wisdom. Chelsea has worked and studied with some of the top teachers and companies in the business. Along with her talent comes a wonderful, approachable and warm personality that is ideal for teaching.

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Alex Jun 29, 2016
Singing · In studio

Chelsea is a great teacher. She is simultaneously both deeply knowledgable and very approachable. learning voice from her has been a wonderful experience!

Jessie Jun 28, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio

Chelsea is a wonderful voice teacher. I have known her for several years and I highly recommend her. Her knowledge of vocal technique and repertoire is extensive. She has the ability to work well with all types of singers and ages. Whether you are trying to make a career out of singing or want to take lesson for fun Chelsea is a great choice!

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