Melissa-Kay Grey, an avid performer and teacher, currently teaches in her private studio, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as well as school districts of Brighton, Hartland, and saline. She earned her Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from the University of Tennessee and Bachelor’s degree from Winthrop University.
An active musician, Melissa has performed with large ensembles including Opera MODO, Arbor Opera, Andrews University Symphony Orchestra, and Dexter Orchestra. She has worked with smaller ensembles including Iridescent Flutes, Michigan Flute Orchestra, and enjoys giving recitals and concert series with Dr. Naki Kripfgans, DMA. She expands her classical background in a multitude of areas and has worked with notable artists such as singer, Camille Aragones, violinist, Jaime Jorge, and singer Omar Aragones of One Freq.
An advocate of contemporary music, she has commissioned, recorded and performed works for solo flute, and chamber ensembles. Melissa has performed at the Florida Flute Association, Mid Atlantic Flute Convention, and Hampton Roads Flute Faire. She has worked with notable composers such as Michael Daugherty, Frederick Isaac, and Les Watson.
Melissa maintains a career as a performer and educator, having performed and presented masterclasses throughout the country including Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Michigan as well as Internationally. In 2013, she co-founded and is the current Artistic Director of the Interactive Flute Retreat. Previously she directed the Carolina Flute Camp, and thoroughly enjoys creating multiple flute related events throughout the year.
A member of the National Flute Association, South East Michigan Flute Association, and Mu Phi Epsilon.
Melissa currently plays on a Burkart 998 with 14k Lip and Riser
principal teachers include Sharon Sparrow, Amy Porter and Mark Thomas.