Dr. Melissa Kritzer has performed extensively with orchestras and chamber ensembles in the New York City area and across the United States, including the Hartford Symphony, Albany Symphony and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She has held positions with many orchestras, including Mozart Orchestra of New York, Binghamton Philharmonic, Kentucky Symphony, Cincinnati Baroque, and Ann Arbor Symphonies. As a soloist, she has performed with The Chelsea Symphony, Michigan State Philharmonic, the CCM Chamber Players, and has presented a lecture recital at the International Double Reed Society conference.
Melissa has performed recitals and master classes internationally with the reed trio Reeds Amis. Their first CD of the reed trios of Fernande Decruck were recorded last fall, slated for release this year.
Melissa was awarded the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts from Michigan State University in 2011. She also holds degrees in bassoon performance from Northwestern University and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.