Originally from Dallas, mezzo-soprano Melissa Snow-Groves grew up in Louisville, KY. Since winning a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Kentucky in the 2009 Alltech Vocal Competition, Melissa has been a recurrent soloist with the Kentucky Bach Choir, with concerts broadcast on WEKU radio. Her operatic credits with UK Opera Theatre include Stephano in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, Prince Orlofsky in Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus and Second Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. She has also performed the role of the Mother in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, as well as appearances with both Kentucky Opera and Cincinnati Opera. Ms. Snow-Groves was a student of Gail Robinson and Cynthia Lawrence while earning her Bachelor of Music degree from UK, awarded in 2012. Recent engagements include alto soloist in Bach’s St. John Passion, as well as solo literature on an upcoming CD project. Melissa teaches both voice and piano in the Lexington area, and is also the proud mother of baby Juniper.