Melissa Aleles has served as BridgeMusik Festival Production Assistant, is an Orangetown resident and graduate of the South Orangetown Central School District. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase College, where she earned a B.M in Music Performance. She studied with Tara Helen O’Connor, Bart Feller, and Wendy Stern. While in graduate school, Melissa studied under Michael Parloff. In May 2019, she completed her Master’s Degree of Music at the Manhattan School.