Melissa G. Muñoz
trumpeter & educator
Melissa was awarded a Colburn Social Innovation Grant for her non-profit Brass Out Loud's second annual virtual workshop. The 2021 Social Innovation Grants were awarded to projects that directly support members of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community.
Out of a pool of 160 applicants, Melissa is one of 35 musicians accepted into the inaugural class of Cleveland Institute of Music's Future of Music Faculty Fellowship. The program is designed to represent “a critical step forward in creating a culture of diversity within the music academy and beyond."