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