Bio

Soprano Melissa Holm-Johansen is a native of Halden, Norway, and is a 1998 graduate of St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, where she graduated cum laude with a double major in vocal performance and music education. Dr. Holm-Johansen holds advanced degrees from the University of Minnesota where she was a two-year fellowship recipient of the Torske Klubben Scholarship. She performs currently with The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists. Past performing groups include The Minnesota Beethoven Festival Chorus, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale, The Dale Warland Singers, The Oratorio Society, The Norwegian Youth Choir, and The St. Olaf Choir.

Dr. Holm-Johansen is a longtime member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and was previously awarded the NATS Independent Teacher Award. She has a private voice studio in St. Louis Park and also gives private voice lessons to students at Prior Lake High School. She is a section leader at The House Of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul and is a student of Tony nominated Miss Melissa Hart as well as a student of Professor Jean del Santo, at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Holm-Johansen serves the Edvard Grieg Society Board and the EGS Program Committee.