Melodie is a creative individual seeking studio work, live performance, and string contracting opportunities in and around Nashville, TN. She is excellent at music theory, reading/charting Nashville numbers, sight reading, improvisation, part writing, and can sing while playing.
Melodie began playing cello at the age of 10 in West Hartford, CT. There, she studied privately with Hartford Symphony’s Laura Kane and Eric Dahlin.
While at Belmont from 2009-2013, Melodie performed in both classical and jazz string quartets, coached by Elisabeth Small & Paul Johnian (classical), Billy Contreras and Tracy Silverman (jazz). She studied with Nashville Symphony cellist Keith Nicholas, commercial cellist Paul Nelson, violinist Billy Contreras, and bassist Craig Nelson. She performed in master classes for cellists Mike Block (commercial) and The Eroica Trio’s Sara Sant’Ambrogio (classical).
Over the past ten years, she has recorded & performed with various artists including Brandi Carlile, Florida Georgia Line, Trace Adkins, FLETCHER, We Are Messengers, Matt Maher, Coheed & Cambria, Steven Curtis Chapman, Cage the Elephant, Ben Rector, Fantasia, Paul McDonald, Jesse James Decker, All Sons & Daughters, Matt Wertz, The Vigil Project, Natalie Royal, Marie Hines, and Humming House.
CMAs 2018 - Florida Georgia Line & Bebe Rexha
CMT Music Awards 2016 - Florida Georgia Line
CMT Artists of the Year Awards 2012 - Eric Church
Americana Honors & Awards 2015 - Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings
NBC’s “Smash” featuring Katharine McPhee and Jeremy Jordan (2013 Emmy nominee for Best Original Music and Lyrics)
Marie Hines on Nashville’s Fox 17
Natalie Royal on Nashville’s WSMV
Bonnaroo Music Festival with Cage the Elephant 2017
Trace Adkins Christmas Show 2018
Ryman Auditorium: Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings at Americana Honors & Awards 2015
Ryman Auditorium: Ben Rector (played & contracted strings)
Bluebird Cafe: Justin Klump
Musical Theater Credits
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and The Music Man at The Hartt School in Hartford, CT
Last 5 Years at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT
South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Guys & Dolls, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Honk!, Fiddler on the Roof, Once Upon a Mattress, 1776, King and I, She Loves Me, Kiss Me Kate, Damn Yankees, and A Little Night Music at Monomoy Theatre in Chatham, MA
John & Jen at Chaffin’s Barn in Nashville, TN
Secret Garden, Hairspray, Singin’ in the Rain, Les Misérables, and Parade at Belmont University
Next to Normal with Circle Players at Lipscomb University
Last 5 Years at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Jekyll & Hyde and Spring Awakening at Street Theatre Company
Ben Rector strings for Ryman Auditorium October 2015
Ben Rector string tracking session for "Something Beautiful" and "More Like Love"
Cody Fry string tracking session for “Stay With Me”
Cody Fry string tracking session for "From the Cold"
Long Hollow Baptist Church video soundtrack recording session
Long Hollow Baptist Church’s 2012 Christmas Production