Melissa Keeling

Melissa K.

Asbury Park, NJ

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Ages 5+

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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.

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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


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.

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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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Photos & Videos

Improvisation for electric flute and glissando headjoint.
Music video, "The Moirae" (Keeling)
Music video, "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Keeling)
Hindemith's "Acht Stucke"
Rossini, "Il Viaggio a Reims"
Led Zeppelin, "Black Dog" (arr. Keeling)
Video lesson on the Glissando Headjoint
Robert Dick, "Air is the Heaviest Metal"
Photo by Melissa K.
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