Voice and piano instructor
B.M. Vocal Performance, Central Michigan University | M.M. Vocal Performance, Ohio State University | Performance Diploma, Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University)
Nicknamed “Columbus’ Sweetheart Soprano”, internationally acclaimed opera singer Chelsea Melcher has been described as “cooly captivating” “ethereal and sublime”, and “a woman to be reckoned with” onstage. The Opera Idol National Finalist graduated with a Performance Diploma from the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music under the study of Heidi Grant Murphy, Kevin Murphy, and Timothy Noble. At The Jacobs School of Music Chelsea performed Musetta (La Bohème) under the baton of Paul Nadler and direction of Jeffrey Buchman.
Chelsea’s roles include Micaëla (Carmen), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Valencienne (The Merry Widow), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Mimi (La Bohème), Violetta (La Traviata), Nedda (I Pagliacci), Maria (The Sound of Music), Adina (L’Elisir d’amore), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Annina, (La Traviata), Norina (Don Pasquale), Mariuccia (I Due Timidi), Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia), Frasquita (Carmen)Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Musetta (La Bohème), and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte).
Chelsea has performed Verdi’s Requiem and Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder, the Messiah, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and Mahler’s Second Symphony, Beethoven’s Mass in C, and Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Melcher’s performing includes collaboration with Opera Columbus, Opera Seabrook, Opera Project Columbus, Bay View Music Festival, New Albany Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, Ohio Light Opera, Midland Symphony, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Amherst Symphony, Central Michigan Orchestra, and The Ohio State University Orchestra.
Chelsea has been inducted into the “Music Hall of Fame” (Coldwater, MI) and awarded the Margaret Speaks Scholarship, Jacobs School of Music Graduate Tuition Award, Jacobs School of Music Performance Certificate Recommendation, Wilson Award, Women in Music (Columbus) Award, Second Round Finalist in the Classical Singer Competition, and has received first place in numerous concerto competitions. Chelsea has been featured performing many works of modern composers and has performed world premieres for composers such as Jacob Reed, Philip Rice, and Paul Melcher.
Chelsea is the founder of Vocal Career Academy and Nerves Be Gone Academy, Professor of Entrepreneurial Performance Anxiety within Chalene Johnson’s Marketing Impact Academy, Professor of Voice at Siena Heights University, and Co-Founder (with her husband Paul Melcher) of Red School of Music. Chelsea specializes in coaching performers to manage anxieties and gain a natural confidence onstage and in auditions. Her masterclasses, coachings and courses have helped hundreds of students gain confidence, take their mind off the opinions of others, and truly enjoy performing.
Drew has suffered from terrible anxiety for the past 5 years. Performing is one of his favorite things to do, so having anxiety can be more than frustrating to someone who loves to be in front of people. Chelsea’s encouragement and programs to help with performance anxiety have helped Drew to be able to do what he loves! I’m so grateful for her and all the time and dedication she puts into her students to help them be their best.
Chelsea has helped me with my anxiety so much when I perform. She starts off by making me ground myself one by one from my toes all the way to my head. Then she asks me what my favorite meditation music is, and we just breathe together. Finally, I run through my song, not with my eyes open but with them closed so I can still focus on grounding myself. I love all her pep talks and how she motivates me to perform. I am so thankful for her and helping me through my anxiety through performing!
For fee information and to schedule a consultation or lesson, please use the contact form or call (937) 828-4733.
433 Allenby Drive
Marysville, OH 43040
Paul and Chelsea Melcher, founders of RED School of Music.
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