New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Melissa Richmond

Melissa is a classically trained flute and piccolo player, and holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. She studied with flautists Elizabeth Du Bois - McCartney and Christine Feierabend, as well as other members of Symphony Nova Scotia. A regular performer, Melissa appears at the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts' Summer Concert Series at Union Church each season, as well as other solo and collaborative engagments in New England. She is has performed at the Saint-Gauden Summer Concert Series, and she is a member of the Windham Orchestra, Claremont American Band, Claremont Jazz Band, and she has appeared with the Keene Chamber Orchestra and the Sage City Symphony. In November of 2014 Melissa performed the world premiere of a new work for solo flute and orchestra by internationally acclaimed composer Kinan Azmeh, a commission in honor of Claremont's 250th Anniversary. Melissa also has a flute studio where she teaches beginner through advanced students. In 2015 she was awarded the NH Governor's Award for Distinguised Arts Leadership.

Melissa is available for performances of varying types, including recitals, special events, collaborations, and orchestral work. Event options include flute and guitar, flute and piano, and flute with harp/soprano. Other performance options can be negotiated with the performer. Melissa is a teacher of flute/piccolo beginner through advanced, saxophone for beginner through intermediate, beginner piano, and the fundamentals of creativing and performing. She is the Executive and Artistic Director of the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts, the Music Director for the Saint-Gaudens Memorial Music Series at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park, and Artistic Director of the Bach Tree. 

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I Have Worked With

  • August 2009 to October 2019

    Presenting and collaborating, including the creation of the Bach Tree Workshop with Dinuk Wijeratne and Nick Halley

  • October 2015 to October 2019

    Presenting and collaborating, including the creation of the Bach Tree Workshop with Dinuk Wijeratne and Nick Halley

  • April 2008 to August 2019

    Ongoing performances and teaching

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Melissa
Job Title/Position: 
Musician, Flute/piccolo performer, instructor, collaborator
Mailing Address: 
c/o WCCMA
PO Box 902
Claremont, NH 03743
Physical Address: 
133 Old Church Rd PO Box 902
Claremont, NH 03743
Last Name: 
Richmond
Phone: 
802.738.0022

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Chamber
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - General
Music - Band
Music - Chamber
Music - Children's
Music - Choral
Music - Composition
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Folk
Music - Jazz
Music - New
Music - Orchestral
Music - Solo / Recital
Music - Traditional
Year Founded: 
2000
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Professional Network Gatherings / Events
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
20
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
Bachelor of Music, Dalhousie University
Master of Science: Management - Non Profit Leadership
Awards: 
2015 Recipient Governor's Arts Award for Distinquised Arts Leadership
NACo Creative Placemaking Challenge - Sullivan County team member

I am a Touring Artist

Fee Range Minimum: 
$400
Fee Range Maximum: 
$4,000
State of Residence: 
New Hampshire
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Music
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
Bachelor of Music
Fee Range Minimum: 
$50
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,000