Dr. Melissa Morales

Melissa joined the FAME team in the fall of 2019 serving as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer. She is a clarinetist and educator originally from New Orleans, LA who came to Maryland in 2016 to pursue her doctorate at the University of Maryland (UMD). She manages the scheduling, record management, data analysis, and office administration. Melissa recently initiated and managed FAME’s Online Learning Program to continue programming during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Melissa is an active musician in the DMV both teaching lessons and workshops as well as performing. She served as the 2018-2019 artist in residence at Collington Continuing Care Retirement Community in Bowie, MD, artist in residence in Talbot County, performed as part of the Riverdale Chamber Music Society, National Music Festival – Resonance Chamber Series, and was invited to perform at Forum Cultural Guanajuato in Leon City, Mexico. She served as clarinetist for the Potomac Winds; and currently serves as second clarinet with the Apollo Orchestra. She has performed in numerous venues i.e.  the Kennedy Center, Strathmore and Meyerhoff, Annapolis Opera, and Symphony Center.