Melissa Macy- Violin

MELISSA MACY (VIOLIN) graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a Bachelor’s Degree in

Music Education and Violin Performance, and later received her Master’s of Music in Violin Performance

from the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase. She is grateful to the prodigious musicians who have

instructed and inspired her, primarily; Sandra Dackow, Louis Bergonzi, Leynn Blakeslee, Laurie Smuckler,

and Joey Corpus. After completing her formal education, Melissa spent five years as an orchestra director

in the Bergenfield school district. She has also worked with groups such as the Ridgewood Festival of

Strings and the Northern New Jersey Youth Orchestra as a conductor and sectional leader. Melissa also

continues to perform, having performed as soloist with the Hawthorne Symphony Orchestra, and is first

violinist of her string quartet, the Devonshire Players. A wife, and mother of two, Melissa enjoys playing

with the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra, and maintains a private violin studio.

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