Melanie Sever is an active freelance musician and teaches flute at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. She is a substitute with the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra as well as the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra and has performed with the United States Marine Corps Bands.

Ms. Sever's article, "Head Hunting", has appeared in Fluit (Netherlands), Flote Aktuell (Germany), and www.flutefocus.com. She has been invited to lecture on this material at the 2010 Adams Flute Festival in the Netherlands, the 2011 National Flute Association Convention in Charlotte, NC and the 2012 British Flute Society Convention in Manchester, England.

She has 25 years of private teaching experience as well as being on staff for flute clinics, public school programs and summer camps. A committed educator, Ms. Sever was the flute teacher on staff for the 2011 Northland Music Camp in Superior, WI and was on staff for the 2009 and 2010 North Shore Summer Music Experience music camps at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She was also a section coach for the 2009 Minnesota Music Educators Assocation All-State Symphonic Band.

As founder and first director of the East County Flute Choir in Brentwood, CA and former member of the award winning Magic Flutes Flute Ensemble in San Mateo, CA, she has had extensive flute choir playing and directing experience and has consistently volunteered in the music programs of local high schools.

Additionally, Ms. Sever has been the choir director for the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity since November 2010.

Ms. Sever holds the Masters in Music for Flute Performance degree (2010) from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and a post baccalaureate Minnesota teaching certification for K-12 Instrumental Education (2011). She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and History in 1986 from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Ms. Sever is an active member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 18, the National Flute Association (NFA), the Upper Midwest Flute Association (UMFA), The National Association for Music Education (MENC/MMEA,) and the Minnesota Band Director’s Association (MBDA).