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Melissa Phelps, violinist, gained recognition by age ten when she soloed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  She graduated from the Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences, was a Dorothy Delay student (New England Conservatory of Music), and she received a BA degree in music from CSUN.  Awards she has garnered are:  V.O.C.E., top honors from the Young Artists' Guild and she was an award winner in the International Coleman Competition.  Melissa has soloed with and was an orchestral/chamber musician for festivals in:  Banff, Ojai, Aspen, Sun Valley, Santa Fe, Mainly Mozart, and Spoleto Festival.  Her radio and TV broadcasts and recordings span the globe.  She is concertmaster of the  St. Cecilia Opera Orchestra and the Ventura Master Chorale, and she performs with the New West and Santa Barbara Symphonies.  She is a regular substitute in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.  Melissa is Professor of Violin at Cal-Lutheran University.

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