The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
6.01.21 – 6.05.21
Session: Breaking Boundaries: Diversity in the Trumpet World with Kate Amrine & Chloe Swindler
Melissa Muñoz is a vibrant trumpeter based out of Austin, Texas. She enjoys playing various genres of music and hasnperformed extensively across the United States. Melissa has a particular interest in chamber music and recently competed in the Virtual Fischoff Chamber Music Competition with Elm Street Brass Quintet. The group advanced to the semi-finals round and received the American Brass Quintet Prize. She hasperformed with The Dallas Winds, Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, and New Baroque Soloists. Melissa attended the Colorado College Summer Music Festival in 2020 and in 2019 attended both the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Orpheus@Mannes Chamber Music
Intensive. Melissa graduated with her Master of Music degree from Yale School of Music in May 2020, and was awarded the John Swallow Brass Prize. She is currently a student at the Colburn School under the tutelage of Jim Wilt. She has a passion for education and loves bringing out the best musicianship in her students. Melissa currently serves as Adjunct Instructor of Brass at Cheshire Academy. As a female brass player of color, she strives to promote diversity and inclusion in the music industry. Her hobbies include reading, running, and baking cookies.