Mélisse Brunet is an American orchestral conductor, native of Paris, France.


  • Featured in the Documentary Maestra by Director Maggie Contreras. Executive Producers: David Letterman, Melanie Miller, etc. Won second audience prize at the Tribeca 2023 Documentary competition.
  • Fifth Music Director of the Lexington Philharmonic, KY
  • Third season as Music Director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic
  • One of the fourteen conductors selected for the second Conducting Competition La Maestra, March 2022, Paris
  • One of the six conductors selected for the 2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview


  • 2023 Featured in the documentary Maestra by Director Maggie Contreras
  • 2022 Selected for La Maestra, Second International Conducting Competition
  • 2020 Selected for La Maestra, First International Conducting Competition
  • 2019 Outstanding Teaching Excellence Award from Appalachian State University
  • 2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview
  • Selected conductor at the Cabrillo Festival for new music in California in 2014


  • Nashville Symphony Orchestra, TN
  • Lexington Philharmonic, KY
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic
  • Eugene Symphony, OR
  • West Virginia Symphony
  • University of Illinois
  • Orchestre National Avignon Provence, France