Melanie Holm holds Masters and Bachelor degrees in Music Performance from Arizona State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and is currently finishing her Doctorate in Music Performance at Arizona State University.
Holm has sung a wide variety of roles in both opera and musical theater, including roles with the Middle Saxony Theater in Freiberg, Germany, Arizona State University, and with Arizona Opera. While mostly known as an opera singer, Holm started her musical studies as a string player. She has been playing violin and viola since she was 9 years old, and continues to play and teach to this day. She has performed in side-by-side outreach concerts with the Omaha Symphony, the Omaha Youth Symphony, the St. Olaf College Summer Music Program, the Omaha Youth Philharmonic, and in Chamber Music groups at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
As a violist, Holm is a Larson Young Artist Award Finalist and a Nebraska Young Artist Award Recipient. This fall, she is a Teaching Artist with the ASU-Gammage Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artist Program, developing her own artist residency for a Phoenix area school based on the Kennedy Center’s arts integration method. Holm loves helping students realize how learning a musical instrument can be a fun and rewarding process, and is thrilled to be working with the students of Sounds Academy!