Melissa Pickens is a classically trained vocalist from Kansas City, MO. She has been performing, teaching and training singers for more than 20 years. She has performed numerous opera and musical theater roles, appeared on television, and has been featured as a soloist with orchestra and professional vocal ensembles. Melissa received dual degrees in performance and education at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She received additional vocal music training at Stephens College, Luther College, Boston University and New England Conservatory. Melissa currently teaches private voice, voice classes and performs with a professional choir.