Melissa Carry is a vocalist and songwriter based in the DMV. Her love of music and singing started as a child. She began singing in the church at the age of 4 with the children’s choir and as a soloist. She continued to sing throughout her youth in church and then school choirs. At Northwestern High School’s Jim Henson Performing Arts Program, she studied Classical, Jazz, Gospel, Soul and R&B vocal styles. As a member of Concert Choir, Gospel Choir, and COLOURS performing arts traveling troupe, she participated in many musical theater productions, concerts, group and solo voice competitions. She was invited to perform at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing arts as a soloist as well as many other venues.
As a young adult she continued to share her love of music and the arts by teaching youth summer performing arts programs, becoming a member of the Maryland Gospel Choir and Terrapin Praise at UMCP. Melissa began to discover and share her passion for music and the arts through poetry and songwriting. As a lead singer and songwriter she collaborated with other artist and musicians to form a band (T.E.N. Righteous Minds), which she performed with for 3 years. She has sang back-up vocals and performed with many artist including Princess Of Controversy, Kriss Mincey, Kim Jordan, Amadou Kouyate and many others. She was invited to perform her original songs at the third annual DC Poetry festival at Carter Barren Amphitheater. She also has been invited to sing covers at Weddings, Funerals and other special events.
Melissa was most recently an Elementary Culture and Sound (General Music) teacher at KIPP Lead Academy She has a strong passion for the study and use of music/sound as a healing mechanism and expressive outlet and continues to incorporate that in her teaching, performing and artistry.