Past Events

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

June 8th, 2019 at 8:00 pm - Concordia University, MI

Performing 2nd flute with A2SO for our Concordia Summer Concert at "Under the Awning".

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

May 21st, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Jane Tasch Performing Arts Theatre - Pinckney, MI

A2SO's annual Side-by-Side performance with Pinckney Community Schools.  I will be playing 2nd flute and mentoring the students joining us throughout our rehearsal process and concert as we perform excerpts from New World Symphony, Brahms Hungarian Dance 5, the Finale from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Pirates of the Caribbean, and so much more! 

Photo credit: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra


April 24th, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Ypsilanti Freighthouse 

Amelia Taylor, Melissa Mashner, Margaret Albrecht, Mina Hong, Ben Penzner, and Celisa Gutierrez perform on this eclectic concert featuring music depicting the varying coastlines of New Zealand. A carefully curated program of innovation and creativity that you will not want to miss!

2019 SEMFA Flute Choir Festival -

Warm Up Workshop with Melissa Mashner

March 23rd, 2019 at 9:00 am - Birmingham Church, Bloomfield Hills, MI 

Southeast Michigan Flute Association's Flute Choir Festival, held on Saturday, March 23rd, will include a Warm-Up Workshop by Melissa Mashner, performances from several area flute choirs, and a Mass Flute Choir Piece to end comprising of 50-60 flutists.

Gift of Music Outreach Performance

Breath Ensemble March 7th, 2019, 6:00 pm - Peace Neighborhood

Join the Community Music School of Ann Arbor as the Breath Ensemble performs at Peace Neighborhood. In addition to giving my students a wonderful learning experience with the opportunity to practice performing, the goal of this performance is to give the gift of music to audiences who might not often - if at all - have the opportunity to hear live music. 

Workshop: The Career of a Classical Musician

February 27th, 2019 - KinderCare, Ann Arbor, MI

What does it mean to have a career as a classical musician?  Join me as I present an "Intro to Flute Workshop" where we discuss what it means to be a flute player and learn about different types of flutes!  Ages 3-5.

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Friday and Saturday, February 22nd - 23rd, 2019 - Hill Auditorium

Robert Boardman guest conducts your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra with five U-M DMA Piano Performance Candidates performing Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3, Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25, and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1. 

HCCS Anatomy Clinic

Monday, February 11th 2019 - Honey Creek Community School

Familiarity with anatomy, breath, and resonance inform everything we do as flute players... and singers!  Join us as we dive into vocal anatomy and learn about how the flute truly is an extension of our voice.

Angelus Duo "A Holiday Recital"

Thursday, December 27th, 2018 - Pittsford, NY

Join the Angelus Duo as sisters Melissa and Melanie Mashner perform a lovely concert of engaging, peaceful, and heavenly duos for flute and harp. The program will include music by Bach, Faure, and Poldini, as well as a few festive holiday classics for everyone.

Angelus Trio

Monday, December 24th, 2018 - Batavia, NY

“The Angelus Trio makes a significant impression with their music. Their performances contain an acoustic maturity and contemporary creativity that exudes confidence and originality.”

UMGASS "The Grand Duke" - W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Thursday, December 6th - Sunday, December 9th, 2018 - Ann Arbor, MI

"I have received so many compliments from patrons and company members alike  - [Melissa's] preparedness and quality and professionalism.  That is a testament to your talent and hard work." - Eric Loftsrom, UMGASS Music Director

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 - Ann Arbor, MI

Mahler Symphony No. 2

2018 SEMFA Festival - "The Air We Breathe" Workshop by Melissa Mashner

Saturday, October 6th, 2018 - Farmington Hills, MI

"The Air We Breathe" experiments with the power of experiencing air flow and whole body movement integration. Our time together will include a discussion on the variety in how one approaches air and sound, Melissa's "Wise Five" stretches, and opportunities to focus on breath as we play together.

Mélodies and Musings: 2018 Collaborative Recital Tour

Thursday, August 16th, 2018 - Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 - Toledo OH, Harrisonburg VA, Ann Arbor MI, Lancaster PA, Rochester NY

Marie Engle, mezzo soprano 
Mary Castello, piano

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