Jeanna Melilli, Flute

The Mr. and Mrs. John W. Walden Jr. Chair

17359374_10155310998872573_7836397323358535165_oJeana Melilli is the Principal flute of the Savannah Philharmonic, piccolo for the Greenville Symphony, South Carolina Philharmonic, and Columbus (GA) Symphony, as well as second flute in the Coastal Symphony of Georgia. She is also in demand as an extra musician, working with the Atlanta Symphony, the Jacksonville Symphony, and the Charleston Symphony, among others. She is a champion of Baroque music, performing on original instruments with Savannah Baroque and the Vista Ensemble.

Jeana has also begun the Blue Heron Chamber Ensemble in Savannah, and looks forward to bringing exciting Chamber music programs to the area. She earned her masters degree from Northwestern University, studying with Wally Kujala, and her BM from The Catholic University of America, studying with Carole Bean. She played the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Olympic Games with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, which is still the coolest thing she’s ever done.

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