Cellist, Melissa Burton, pursues a varied career as chamber musician, orchestral performer and teacher.
In 2006, she moved to New Jersey from Rochester, New York, where she performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, served as the principal cellist of the Rochester Oratorio Society and taught as a member of the string faculty at the Community Music School of Eastman School of Music. She was a founding member of the Cello Divas (a cello quartet), a member of the cello section of the Jacksonville Symphony, associate principal cellist of the Honolulu Symphony and has participated in the Anchorage Music Festival, the Spoleto Festival and the Utah Festival Opera.
A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, her major teachers have included Richard Kapuscinski, William Pleeth and Burton Kaplan.
Ms. Burton performs often with many New Jersey ensembles including the Princeton Symphony, Riverside Symphonia and Opera New Jersey, and is director of the Rockingham String Quartet.