Melissa Robinson, Music/ Orchestra Director
Melissa Robinson began teaching at TNSM in 2011 when she founded the strings program, sharing her instrumental background on violin, viola, cello, and bass. Along the way, lower elementary musicals crept into her teaching role, with the production of a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade musical annually. Melissa thoroughly loves the process of starting with just an idea and seeing the project through to a polished performance.
Melissa has taught general music k-8, as well as instrumental music k-12. Former director of the Strings Division at Northern Kentucky University, she directed many ensembles and served as a teacher trainer for many years. She also performed with School House Symphony, touring regional elementary schools and presenting educational concerts. She has performed as a member of the Marion Philharmonic, the Muncie Symphony, and the Anderson (IN) Symphony. Melissa received her B.M. in music performance from Ball State University, as well as a B.S. in music education.