Melissa Modifer

It's the Journey of a Dreamer

About

Melissa Modifer
EMC
Mezzo Soprano E3-C6 (Belt Bb5)
Height: 5’6” | Hair/Eyes: Brown

THEATRE
ANYTHING GOES Reno Sweeney Arizona State University
Robbie Harper
NEXT TO NORMAL Diana Goodman Mesa Encore Theatre
Phillip Fazio
RENT Joanne Arizona State University
Robbie Harper
MOZART! THE ROCK OPERA
(Staged Reading)
Aloysia Weber Phoenix Theatre
Michael Barnard
HAIRSPRAY Tracy Turnblad Tri Valley Repertory Theatre
Daren AC Carollo
SPRING AWAKENING Martha Mesa Encore Theatre
Phillip Fazio
AIDA Amneris Curtain Call Performing Arts
INTO THE WOODS Witch Curtain Call Performing Arts
SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL Cat in the Hat Curtain Call Performing Arts

CONCERTS
Journey of a Dreamer – New York Chapter One The West End, NYC
(Headliner)
Kathryn Francisco. Inspired. – Musical Guest The West End, NYC
The Dating Chronicles – Special Musical Guest Fuse Theatre

AWARDS / PUBLISHING
So You Think You Can Belt, Season 9 – 1st Place The West End, NYC,
*Judges Natalie Weiss, Sam Carner, Peter Dunn
Lux Undergraduate Creative Review 2015 “Shine” Original Song Published
Shooting Star – EP Original Album Produced/Released 2015
NATS Winner – 2nd Place 2014 National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition
*Judges Andrew Lippa, Kate Baldwin, Sheri Sanders
Metty Award Best Actress in a Major Role; Next to Normal (Diana Goodman)
Curtain Call Bestie Award Best Leading Actress; Into the Woods (Witch)

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BMus Music Theatre Performance, Arizona State University (Commencement Singer; Outstanding Grad)
Voice: Judy May, (ASU), Andy Kust
Dance (Tap/Jazz/Ballet/Hip Hop): Robbie Harper, Molly Lajoie, Jeanne Harriet
Acting: Robbie Harper, Toby Yatso, Dale Dreyfoos
Workshops: Adam Gwon, Shoshana Bean, Natalie Weiss, Lindsay Mendez

SPECIAL SKILLS
Guitar, Piano, Accents, Can Read Music (proficient at sight reading), Riffing, Harmonization, Straight-tone, Songwriting, Can sing flat or sharp on demand, Impersonations: Miranda Sings, Cheerleading Stunts (back spot and base positions), Hugs, Can twist tongue like a taco

Melissa Modifer
is a singer/songwriter, musician, actress, dancer, goofball, and all-around entertainer living in New York City. Born and raised on the west coast in sunny California, she fell in love with the stage at a very young age, thanks to her wonderful mother who immersed her into lessons of EVERY kind. The violin lessons didn’t stick so well, but the piano lessons were a wonderful investment (thanks, mom). In high school, she picked up a guitar (aka stole her dad’s…thanks, dad) and taught herself how to play with Dixie Chicks tabs she found on Google, and a little later on by watching every Tori Kelly YouTube video her eager fingers could click on (thanks, Tori).

In college, Melissa received a BMus in Music Theatre Performance from Arizona State University and moved straight to New York to be among the crazy dreamers of dreams who inspire her to keep dreaming and moving forward (thanks, friends).

Melissa has an acoustic EP available on iTunes and Spotify titled Shooting Star. It’s a collection of 5 original songs that encompass the honesty in her heart and is a summary of who she is as a songwriter. (It’s also the same price as your daily almond latte, but will last much longer than your morning caffeine buzz.)

Feel free to peruse this beautiful website made up of Melissa’s shenanigans and keep an eye out for new music in the works! Melissa is available for private vocal lessons, coachings, and is available for hire as a music director. Please contact info@melissamodifer.com for more information (or just to say hi…she’s pretty friendly). And don’t forget to like her music page on Facebook for more happiness! It’s the Journey of a Dreamer, baby…