Flutist Melissa Ngan Snoza is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and of Northwestern University, with principal teachers including Bonita Boyd and Walfrid Kujala. She currently performs with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Peninsula Music Festival and is a founding member of Fifth House Ensemble. An active educator, she also teaches privately throughout the Chicago suburbs.
Her previous award credits include First Prize at the National Flute Association's Orchestral Audition Competition, as well as being selected as a winner of Northwestern University's Concerto Competition. She has been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, has performed with the New World Symphony, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Aspen Music Festival. In 2001, Melissa was the only American flutist invited to the first Music Master's Course in Kazusa, Japan.
Melissa is not only a well-known flutist and teacher in Chicago — she also makes a mean spread of Brazilian food and a mouth-watering chocolate pecan bourbon pie.
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