A native of Chicago, mezzo-soprano Melissa Treinkman sang in the Featured Ensemble for the Grammy Award-winning production of The Ghosts of Versailles and played the role of the Vendor in Carmen, both at LA Opera.

Melissa performed the role of Dulcinea in the world premiere of Juan Colomer's opera Dulcinea XL and was also part of the world premiere of the dance opera Beyond the Waterfront, produced by the Heidi Duckler Dance Theater and LA Opera. Melissa performed the role of Clytemnestra in a concert version of The Intuition of Iphegenia by Nathan Wang. Melissa earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California and is currently on the faculty of Loyola Marymount University. Her scholarly articles have been published in the Journal of Singing and the Journal of Voice. She was the 2020 recipient of the Voice Foundation's Sataloff Award for Young Investigators and was the first voice researcher ever to win the award in the category of vocal pedagogy.

Learn more at VoiceByMelissa.com.