Melissa Tatreau began playing violin at age 9 in the Millard public schools. She has
a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha
(2001) and a Master's Degree in Violin Pedagogy and Performance from the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2003). Her major teachers have been Dr. Paul Todd, Dr. Laura
Kobayashi, Ms. Anne Nagosky and Dr. Myron Kartman. Tatreau has completed Suzuki training
with Susan Kempter and attends Mark O'Connor's fiddle camp in the summer.
This is Melissa's 5th year as a full-time artist faculty member at the Omaha Conservatory
of Music (OCM). In the summer of 2008 she was the assistant director of OCM's Orchestral
Melissa is a regular sectional coach for the Omaha Area Youth Orchestras. She is
a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the American String Teachers'
Association and the American Federation of Musicians.
As a professional musician, Melissa has performed with Bobby Vinton, Frank Sinatra
Jr., Rod Stewart, Josh Groban, Pam Tillis,The Lettermen, Michael W. Smith, Mannheim
Steamroller, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Mary J. Blige. She is a member of the
Lincoln Symphony and is a regular sub for the Omaha Symphony. Tatreau has toured China
and the United States with the Mantovani Orchestra and is a founding member and
manager of the Mahr String Quartet. In her spare time, Melissa likes to run, lift
weights, read and travel.