Melissa Hyatt Foss is a musician, instrument-maker, composer and teaching artist hailing from Maryland and Vermont. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Art History at James Madison University she relocated to Argentina where she studied and developed her career as a performer, researcher, and teaching artist for over a decade. She completed her master’s degree in Musical Creation, New Technologies, and Traditional Arts at the National University of Argentina, specializing in the recreation of ancient sound artifacts of the Americas and electroacoustic composition. For seven years she was a soloist, touring in Argentina and around the world with the Orchestra of Indigenous Instruments and New Technologies, which was recipient of the International Music Council's Musical Rights Award in 2013. She is currently based in Baltimore, Maryland, where she is a Resident Artist with the Creative Alliance.
NOTE: This instructor is completely fluent in Spanish as well as English. If you want to practice speaking Spanish or need help in Spanish rather than English, this is a good course choice in addition to learning about the clay and its culture.
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