About this Artist
A Los Angeles native, Melia Badalian is an active performer and educator across California. She is principal horn of the Long Beach Symphony and the Modesto Symphony, and holds section positions with the Santa Barbara Symphony, Symphony San Jose, and the Stockton Symphony. Melia has also appeared with the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, New World Symphony, John Williams, and Danny Elfman, among others.
She has spent her summers performing as a fellow with the National Repertory Orchestra and at the Aspen Music Festival. Melia served as the horn faculty for YOLA National Festival's Chamber Orchestra in 2023, and she is also on faculty at Long Beach City College. Melia earned degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (BM) and the University of Southern California (MM), where she studied with Robert Ward and Dr. Kristy Morrell, respectively.