Melissa Keeling

Melissa K.

Asbury Park, NJ

About Melissa K.

Melissa teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: 2006
Last sign in: More than two months


Acclaimed for performing repertoire ranging from orchestral literature to experimental electronic music, flutist and composer Melissa Keeling, ABD, is a sought-after artist based in New York City and New Jersey. She is also member of SONYQ, an electric flute and guitar duo whose debut solo album was released in 2010. Mrs. Keeling is active on YouTube, and her instructional videos and performances have gained over 450,000 views worldwide.

Mrs. Keeling is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the City University of New York and holds degrees from Middle Tennessee State University (Music Performance, MA) and Western Kentucky University (Music Education, BS). She has participated in masterclasses with Michel Debost, Keith Underwood, Alexa Still, Brad Garner, and abroad with Rhonda Larson in Italy. Mrs. Keeling has studied with Heidi Álvarez, Deanna Hahn Little, and Robert Dick.

Photos and Videos

Improvisation for electric flute and glissando headjoint.


D.M.A., Music Performance (Flute)

Aug 2012 - Present
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

M.A., Music Performance

Aug 2010 - May 2012
Middle Tennessee State University

B.S., Music Education (K-12)

Aug 2006 - May 2010
Western Kentucky University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Teacher of Music, K-12

Sep 2014
New Jersey Department of Education


450,000 YouTube views

May 2016

Graduate Fellowship

Aug 2013
City University of New York

Alternate, Young Artist Competition

Jan 2012
Flute Society of Kentucky

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Aug 2010
Middle Tennessee State University

Performer of the Semester

May 2009
Western Kentucky University


May 2006
Warren Central High School

Winner, High School Soloist Competition

Jan 2006
Flute Society of Kentucky


Phi Kappa Lambda

May 2009

The purpose of this Society is to provide an organization dedicated to the furtherance of music in education and education in music in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, which offer music degree programs in one or more fields.

The primary objective of the Society is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship.

Delta Omicron

Mar 2007

Delta Omicron is a co-ed international professional music honors fraternity whose mission is to promote and support excellence in music and musicianship.

National Flute Association

Jul 2006

The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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