Melissa Treinkman, DMA, is a singer, voice teacher, and voice researcher based in Los Angeles, California. She is an assistant professor of musical theatre vocal performance at the University of Southern California, where she teaches voice and vocal pedagogy. She also maintains a private voice studio in Venice, California and online.
Melissa recently sang the role of the Vendor in Carmen and the role of a Noble Page in Tannhäuser, both at LA Opera. She was a featured singer on the 2017 GRAMMY winning recording of The Ghosts of Versailles.
An ardent pedagogue, Melissa's scholarly articles and research have been published in the Journal of Singing, the Journal of Voice, and the Musical Theatre Educators' Alliance Journal. She was the 2020 recipient of the Voice Foundation's Sataloff Award for Young Investigators and was the first researcher ever to win the award in the category of vocal pedagogy. She currently serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Singing, where she is the author of "The Vocal Point" column. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California.