Erma C. Mellinger

|Senior Lecturer
Academic Appointments
  • Senior Lecturer, Voice

  • Assistant Conductor/Vocal Coach for Choral Ensembles (Glee Club, Handel Society)

Mezzo-soprano Erma Gattie Mellinger has been a principal artist with many opera companies across the United States including the Cleveland Opera, the Florida Grand Opera (Miami), the Dallas Opera, the Pittsburgh Opera Theater, the Fresno International Grand Opera, Opera Maine, and the Chautauqua Opera. Her roles, in over thirty operas, include Donna Elvira in DON GIOVANNI, Dorabella in COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Cherubino in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Ottavia in L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA, and Preziosilla in LA FORZA DEL DESTINO. She has performed with Sherrill Milnes, James Morris, Diana Soviero and David Daniels and has sung Master Classes with Frederica Von Stade and Mignon Dunn. Conductors with whom she has worked include Harry Bicket, Stephen Lord, John DeMain and Willie Waters.

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Hopkins Center for the Arts, Music


  • B.M. Northwestern University
  • M.M. Eastman School of Music
  • D.M.A Studies Eastman School of Music