About Melissa Escobar
Born in Houston, Texas, and raised in Mexico, Melissa Escobar brings an international perspective to her flourishing career as a violist and an educator. As a performer, Melissa has showcased her talents across a range of ensembles, from symphonic orchestras to opera settings, baroque practice, and has collaborated with fellow musicians on modern contemporary projects. Her musical journey includes notable achievements, such as being selected for the Texas All-State Philharmonic Orchestra, participating in the Taller International Viola América in Mexico, and gracing the stage at the prestigious John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Dedicated to sharing her passion for music, Melissa ran a thriving private viola studio in Houston, where her students consistently excelled in competitions, earned spots at summer music festivals, and secured scholarships. Furthermore, Melissa has contributed as a chamber instructor at esteemed institutions like the Montecito International Music Festival and the Virtuosi of Houston Youth Orchestra. Notably, Melissa’s teaching expertise extends beyond the viola, encompassing the violin, cello, and piano, particularly with beginners. Her unwavering commitment lies in nurturing each student’s musicality while honing their technique, fostering comprehension, and facilitating progress.
Melissa received her Bachelor degree from the University of Houston under the tutelage of Wayne Brooks and is currently pursuing her Masters degree in viola performance at the University of Denver.