Melissa Deal joined the Indianapolis Symphony in January 2020. She has previously performed with orchestras such as Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony. Festival experiences include Verbier Festival, Spoleto Festival, Aspen Music Festival.
Melissa is a passionate chamber musician and educator. She led educational outreach programs for the Cleveland Chamber Society and the Strings Music Festival. Melissa holds degrees from Cleveland Institute of Music and Rice University. Her influential teachers include Kathleen Winkler, William Preucil, Sally O’Reilly and Mary West. In her spare time, Melissa loves running and baking.