Dr. Anton Melnichenko
Anton Melnichenko graduated with honors from the Moscow T. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. From there, he earned an Artist’s Diploma from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN, and then earned his Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota. Currently, he is finishing a Doctoral of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota under Professor Alexander Braginsky, who states, "I recommend Anton highly. As talented as he is nice... Everybody likes Anton." This comment has proven very true as a teacher at CSMA!
Anton has been teaching all ages since 1999. He held a teaching assistant position at Hamline University for two years, where he taught students piano and theory. Most recently he held a teacher’s assistant position at the University of Minnesota as a collaborative pianist, where he accompanied singers and other instrumentalists. He has performed as a soloist with many orchestras around the world.
Anton has been working on the University of Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the past three seasons, where he arranges and performs the music for the shows. He also worked as the Musical Director, Conductor, and Pianist for the musical Cabaret.