Melissa started playing violin when she was just five years old. She played in the Chattanooga Symphony Youth Orchestra for five years and went to All-State Tennessee for three years.
The brass portions of the orchestra were recorded in a tiny office room at Walker Valley High School, but when the nearby hallway grew too noisy for tracking violin, we moved from the tiny office to a quieter room deeper in the recesses of the faculty offices. That’s where I recorded Melissa (after unplugging the buzzing soda machine).
Since I’m not really a legitimate composer, I had to ask Melissa if what was written for her was correct. She assured me that except for a few minor changes everything was right. Then she efficiently executed the violins parts I had scored. She made it seem too easy. Next time I’ll give you something tougher, Melissa. 😉