Ms. Melanie serves as our oboe and bassoon instructor. She began performing professionally with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra at 13 years of age. While attending the University of Southern Mississippi, Ms. Henry served as principle oboist in the USM Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra and played various instruments in the Pride of Southern Mississippi Marching band.
Ms. Henry expanded her professional performance resume by facilitating membership in the Meridian Symphony, Mississippi Symphony, Mobile Symphony and Pensacola Symphony Orchestras. Performances with renowned musicians such as Yo- Yo Ma, Ray Charles, Placido Domingo, Allan Feinberg and the Italian Army Band amongst many others has indubitably provided her with unequivocal lifetime experiences.
Her participation in the instrumental music programs of Okaloosa County in her childhood and throughout adulthood developed her skills as an accomplished oboist and supported her development of analytic reasoning, creativity and work ethic. Ms. Henry is dedicated to the enrichment of the music community in and around Fort Walton Beach.