faculty & staff
Christine Pulliam Melamed
Lecturer in Music
Tenure at King's: Aug. 2010 to Present
Master of Music in Vocal Accompanying
The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Master of Music
University of Maryland
Bachelor of Music
Christine Pulliam Melamed teaches piano, music history and accompanies the choir at The King's College. Previously she was on the piano faculty of the Levine School of Music in Washington D.C. from 2006-2010 and was an adjunct professor of piano at Patrick Henry College from 2003-2008.
She is currently the music director of the opera company Dramma per Musica for which she has directed performances of Don Giovanni and Xerxes. She was previously a resident artist with the Opera Company of Brooklyn. As a chamber musician, she has performed with the Opus Nine Ensemble, and she worked as a vocal coach for the Masterworks Festival and Atlantic Music Festival. A fan of new music, she premiered works by Frank Felice, Benjamin Boyle and Joshua Bornfield.
Past performances also include Académie Francis Poulenc in Tours, France, the Vancouver International Song Institute, the Kennedy Center of Washington D.C., The Washington Sinfonietta, University of Wisconsin, Malacañang Palace in the Philippines, Charles Castleman’s Quartet Program, and Brevard Music Festival. A native of Indianapolis, she graduated from Butler University summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance and minor in journalism. She holds masters degrees from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland.