Adjunct | Bassoon
Panamanian bassoonist, Melanie Ferrabone, has amassed a multifaceted international career as a teacher, soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician; influencing generations across the world. Throughout her career, Ferrabone has worked as a teaching assistant under the instruction of Gabriel Beavers, and has served as the Henry Mancini Fellow under the direction of Maria Schneider. Ferrabone has also performed in various festivals across the United States including the Festival Napa Valley’s Blackburn Music Academy and the Brevard Summer Music Institute. Ferrabone later attended the Eastern Music Festival, where she performed and instructed students as a fellow.
Ferrabone’s journey through music began in Panama under the instruction of Daniel Agudo. She later moved to the United States, where she completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Southern Mississippi under Dr. Kimberly Woolly and won the Mississippi Music Teacher Association Collegiate Competition, the USM Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition, and the USM Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. Ferrabone currently resides in Miami, Florida, where she remains an active orchestral player in the orchestras of South Florida and helped co-found the KHAOS winds quintet and the Sunset Winds.