Melissa Kelly Cardamone

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music; Staff Accompanist
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    Melissa Cardamone has been a staff accompanist and coach with Carthage College since 2010. She is also a classically trained soprano.

    At Carthage, her duties include playing for the Carthage Treble Choir and the Carthage Chorale. She accompanies the musical theater workshop classes and plays in the pit for their performances. In addition, students may sign up for individual coaching of their recital repertoire, audition material, or lesson work. She enjoys playing for student recitals and assisting with the annual Christmas Festival. Melissa is grateful for the opportunity she has had to travel to China, Tanzania, Florida, and through the Midwest on tours with both of her choirs.

    Ms. Cardamone has sung and played in the Milwaukee area with companies such as Milwaukee Opera Theatre, the Sunset Playhouse, the Florentine Opera, Milwaukee Chamber Theater, The Belle Ensemble, Festival Arts Antioch, as well as the Racine Concert Band and the Kenosha Pops. She is a cantor and pianist at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kenosha. Melissa lives in Kenosha with her husband, Joe, two wonderful kids, and a pup named Finn.

    • Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and literature — Lawrence University
    • Master of Music in vocal performance — The Eastman School of Music