Melissa Loehnig Simons
Active as a solo pianist, chamber musician and collaborative performer, Melissa Loehnig Simons is currently on faculty as Assistant Professor of Music in Piano and Theory at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri. She has performed throughout the United States, including recently with Choral Arts, a semi-professional chorus based in Seattle, and the University of Washington Chamber Singers. She has also done guest artist work at the Spokane Steinway Gallery, the University of Washington, Eastern Oregon University, and for the El Paso Summer Music Festival. She has had the honor of working with such musicians as Rachel Barton Pine, Warren Jones, Martin Katz, Graham Johnson, Barbara Bonney, Christa Ludwig, Stephanie Blythe, Margo Garrett, Jake Heggie, and many others.
Melissa Loehnig Simons received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance, graduating with honors from Whitman College. She also holds a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano from Florida State University and has completed her Doctor of Music degree in Piano Performance with a focus on collaborative piano from the same institution.