Melissa Treinkman, DMA, is an assistant professor of musical theatre vocal performance at the University of Southern California, where she teaches applied voice and vocal pedagogy.

Dr Treinkman has presented at the NATS National Conference, the PAVA Conference, the Association of Popular Music Education Conference, the Northwest Voice Conference, and the Voice Foundation Symposium. Her publications can be found 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 to win 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. At LA Opera, she sang in the featured ensemble for the Grammy award-winning production of The Ghosts of Versailles, performed the role of the Vendor in Carmen, and performed the role of a Noble Page in Tannhäuser.

Past Short Courses

Exploring the Manifestation of Vocal Fatigue in Singers
Thursday 13th June 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Exploring the Manifestation of Vocal Fatigue in Singers

Dr Melissa Treinkman

This course will delve into vocal fatigue research and the different ways vocal fatigue can manifest in singers. Participants will learn the best ways to prevent vocal fatigue, strategies for mitigating the effects of vocal fatigue, and psychological considerations for high-level vocal athletes.