Melanie Kaye Moseley is a senior at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) of Durham, North Carolina studying instrumental performance. Her primary instrument is piano, and she hopes to someday become a musicologist, teach college-level music history, and publish works focusing on artists and music associated with the African-American community. Melanie is a member of Alpha Kappa Mu Scholarship National Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Inc., Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society, and Sigma Alpha Pi National Society of Leadership and Success. At NCCU’s 2022 Honors Convocation, she received the Outstanding Academic Scholarship Award from the Department of Music, and the Excellence in Student Led Research Award from the Department of Education. Melanie is a member of Musical Empowerment, an on-campus organization that renders free music lessons to students in the public school system.
In Spring 2021, she was accepted to become a member of Duke University’s Bass Connections Research team, strengthening partnerships between Durham public schools and local universities during the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic school years. On this team, Duke University partners with North Carolina Central University to connect students, parents, faculty, and staff in Durham Public Schools with resources within the Durham Community such as health clinics, anti-racism curriculums, and an informative dashboard consisting of resources such as child-care facilities, farmers’ markets, etc. During summer 2022, Melanie coded and researched on Duke University's Data+ team. She is a 2022 Eileen Southern Travel Grant Recipient, and will attend the 2022 American Musicological Society's Annual Meeting.