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MELISSA MILLSAP

Melissa Millsap currently serves on the faculty of Texas A&M University-Kingsville as Lecturer of Trumpet where she teaches studio trumpet, co-directs the TAMUK Trumpet Ensemble, and is a member of the Kingsville Brass Quintet, the professional brass ensemble in residence at TAMUK.

Mrs. Millsap has performed with a variety of groups, including the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Delta Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Repertory Orchestra, the Eroica Ensemble, and the Memphis Jazz Orchestra. In 2013, she performed at the International Horn Symposium and in 2007, she performed at the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles in Killarney, Ireland as a member of the International Youth Wind Orchestra. She has performed for professional musical productions of All Shook Up, Beauty and the Beast, Curtains, The Drowsy Chaperone, Grey Gardens, Hello Dolly, Les Miserables, Narnia, Peter Pan, and Pippin. She has been heard as a performer on WKNO’s Live Lunch series in Memphis, TN and on WUOL in Louisville, KY.
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Mrs. Millsap has premiered and commissioned new works for trumpet, including Shalom, Salaam, Peace… (2010), Scatter the Darkness (2011), A Whisper of Angels (2012), and 2x4: Domestic Tranquility (2013). Her performance of these works is featured with her husband on their album Scatter the Darkness: New Music of Stanley Friedman. Additional recording credits include Jazz Nocturne: American Concertos of the Jazz Age, released on the Naxos label, and the Memphis Repertory Orchestra's recordings Dvorak & Tchaikovsky and Voyagers.

She is on the Artist Faculty of the National Trumpet Competition. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, and received her Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Louisville. Her primary teachers have included Dr. Lee Weimer, Malcolm McDuffee, Dr. Stanley Friedman, Ryan Anthony, Scott Moore and Dr. Michael Tunnell.

Mrs. Millsap is an artist for Conn-Selmer performing on Bach trumpets.
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