Melissa G. Muñoz
trumpeter, educator, administrator
Join Brass out Loud on 10/3 at 4pm Eastern for a panel discussion titled: Future Change Makers featuring Christopher Bill, Shanyse Strickland, Abigail Lannan, and Melissa Muñoz. Panelists will discuss how they built their multi-faceted music career, challenges faced, as well as offering advice to young musicians seeking diverse careers.
Along with colleagues Kate Amrine and Chloe Swindler, Melissa presented "Breaking Boundaries: Diversity in the Trumpet World," at the 2021 International Trumpet Guild Conference. The lecture featured two online performance collaborations with 18 female trumpeters from around the world.
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."
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.