Melanie Mitrano is a singer-songwriter whose vocal and compositional styles span many genres from jazz to classical, avante-garde, and Broadway. All Things Gold, her most recent album, features straight-up acoustic vocal jazz in a champagne glass – swinging, clean, cool and refined. To date, six of the songs on the disc have won compositional awards. Brazilian music also factors heavily into Melanie's artistic profile. Fluent in Portuguese, she performs Brazilian standards and also pens her own Portuguese-language songs.
Melanie is a member of and two-time grant recipient from the New York Women’s Composers and a winner of numerous composition awards from the Songwriters Association of Washington, ASCAP, Billboard, and the Summit City Art Song Festival. Her classical song cycle Phobias & Infatuations won the 2011 Summit City Art Song Festival Composition Award, and her theater piece, a dramatic song cycle entitled Blind Spots, placed as a semi-finalist in the 2015 NJ Playwright's Contest.
Melanie’s compositions have been showcased at the Women Composers Festival of Hartford, Women in Music Columbus, the Cape May Singer-Songwriter Festival, First Night Morris, with Composers Concordance, the Diane Moser Composers Big Band, the Astoria Big Band, on Arts Up Close Montclair TV 34, Union After Dark TV 34, Spotlight Morris County, Circuit Bridges Fifteen Minutes-of-Fame, Hawaii Public Radio, and SkyJazz Internet Radio, where she was a Favorite Artist Poll Winner. Her two worldwide podcasts for Classical Music Discoveries both placed in the top ten shows of all time with approximately 20 million listens. She currently serves as cofounder, resident composer and vocalist with the InterXchange Ensemble, based in São Paulo, Brazil.