Melanie Wade Larsen holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. While at USC she sang for internationally- known composer Libby Larsen and was chosen for induction into the prestigious Pi Kappa Lambda National Honor Society. Her article, "Shaking It Up- from Rn to Vocal Instructor and Performer" was published in the November 2017 issue of Classical Singer Magazine. Ms. Larsen was awarded the Lucie C. Ruzicka performance award from Augusta University while pursuing her undergraduate vocal degree.
Ms. Larsen has been teaching voice since 2008. She maintains a private voice studio and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Additionally, she teaches for Musical Theatre Workshops and the Augusta University Conservatory.
Ms. Larsen recently joined the board of the Jessye Norman School of the Arts. With the former Augusta Opera outreach program, she played “Pamina” and the “First Lady” in The Magic Flute. Ms. Larsen was also a featured soloist with Symphony Orchestra Augusta’s 2014 outreach program, The Orchestra Rocks. She has been a contracted soloist for the Augusta Choral Society(in photo).