Melanie Chirignan, a native of Hauppauge, NY, is a flautist known for her musicality and versatility of repertoire. She earned her Bachelor’s in Music Performance and Music Education graduating magna cum laude from SUNY Fredonia, and her Master’s Degree in Flute Performance at the Hartt School. She has studied with Dr. Susan Royal and Janet Arms.
Melanie’s eclectic tastes have led her to collaborate with many different performers and ensembles including: The Chelsea Symphony, S.E.M. Ensemble, Hartt Independent Chamber Orchestra, the Long Island flute ensemble, jazz bass legend, Nat Reeves, the Jalapeño Quartet, traditional Irish harpist Hailey Hewitt, guitarists Scott Hill, Oren Fader, and the Alturas Duo. She has performed at Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space, for the Composer's Voice Concert Series, the Connecticut Guitar Society, the Windsor Historical Society, the New Britain Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Windsor Art Center, and the Wadsworth Museum of Art, among others. Melanie has also worked closely with many composers and has premiered new works by Sean Pallatroni, Brendon Randall-Myers, and made the world premiere recording of the Delian Suite, from a body of international composers in the Delian Society. She has recorded several works for composer Masatora Goya's album, “Dream of Sailing,” available on ITunes and Amazon. She also recorded "Latinos Ni de Aqui Ni de Alla" on the Latin Heartbeat Orchestra album, El Regreso. She recorded Nolan Stolz’s “Princess Ka’iulani,” to be released on SCI CD series on the Navona/Parma label.