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Melissa Wang

Graduate Student in Percussion Studies
Melissa Wang

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Melissa Wang is a composer, educator, and percussionist. She received the Bachelor of Music with emphases in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Education at the University of Northern Illinois University (NIU), under the direction of Dr. Gregory Beyer and Mr. Ben Wahlund. She received the Associate in Fine Arts in Music at the community college, College of DuPage (COD), under the direction of Mr. Ben Wahlund, Dr. Tom Tallman, Mr. Lee Kesselman, and Dr. Kenneth Paoli. 

Melissa is currently studying at the University of Washington (UW) for percussion under the direction of Dr. Bonnie Whiting. Her recent accomplishment includes receiving the Research, Engagement and Academic Diversity Grant for her performance web series, “Percussion Works by Women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+.”