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Melissa S Swisher

Melissa S Swisher

Adjunct Instructor-Music

Department: Music

Contact information

Education and certifications

  • Education: Bachelor of Arts from Emory and Henry College (Vocal Performance) Master of Music from The University of Tennessee (Vocal Performance) Doctor of Musical Arts from James Madison University (Vocal Performance, Vocal Pedagogy, and Vocal Literature)

Teaching Fields

  • Applied Voice

Research areas and specializations

  • Twentieth Century Harmonic Practices in the Melodie of Olivier Messiaen, Body Mapping and Energy Application in Practice and Performance, Working with Dramatic Voices

Personal interests

  • Travel throughout the US and abroad, water sports, storytime and field-trips with my three-year-old