Melissa Engleman drove her childhood music teachers crazy because instead of practicing, she spent most of her time figuring out how music was put together. After completing a degree in Music Composition at Mills College, she switched to part-time composing as she worked as a Professor of Special Education at East Carolina University. During her time there, she had the good fortune to study composition with Dr. Mark Taggart and guitar with Dr. Elliot Frank and Kate Oliphant. She composed a piece for the Louisville Saxophone Ensemble's Annual Festival and she composed choral and solo vocal works for Dr. Janette Fishell and the St. Paul's Episcopal Church choir. She has also composed for podcasts, audiobooks, short independent films, weddings, funerals and baptisms. Most recently, she completed a Master Certificate in Composition for Television and Film at Berklee College of Music, which included Protools Level 101 Level Certification. Currently, she composes full time and works with film makers and others producing creative projects.