Jordan College of Fine Arts
School of Music

Melissa Williams, tuba


Melissa Williams is a member of the faculty of the Jordan College of Fine Arts at Butler University, where she teaches low brass and music theory and coaches brass chamber ensembles. She maintains a large teaching studio and works professionally as a free-lance musician throughout the midwest. Melissa is principal tubist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the Owensboro Symphony. She has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic. She is a member of the Kentuckiana Brass and Percussion Ensemble, and was a founding member of the Indianapolis Brass Choir and Indianapolis Symphonic Winds. Melissa is a member of the Keynote Brass Quintet, Butler Brass Quintet and Monument City Brass. She has served as visiting professor of tuba and euphonium at Murray State University, visiting professor of low brass at the University of Evansville, and tuba instructor at Anderson University. Melissa has taught at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Illinois Wesleyan Music Camp, and the Great Lakes Music Camp. Having received her bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Evansville and a master's degree in performance from the University of Michigan, Melissa continued her studies at Indiana University in the doctoral program. Principal teachers include William Bootz, Abe Torchinsky, Harvey Phillips and Arnold Jacobs.

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