Melissa Holso


Melissa has Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance, and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Central Michigan University and a Masters in Music Education from Michigan State University.

In addition to teaching for Crescendo, Melissa is currently the Assistant Band Director for the Portage Northern High School Band program and the Director of Bands for Portage North Middle School. She remains active as an accompanist to multiple ensembles, instrumentalists and vocalists throughout the Portage and Kalamazoo community at Solo and Ensemble Events, Solo Recitals and in Pit Orchestras for various musicals. Professionally, she is the Vice President of Band and Orchestra events through the District 11 Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association and is currently working towards her National Board Certification.