DMA in Piano Performance, University of Maryland
MM in Piano Performance, University of Maryland
Graduate Studies in Piano Performance, University of Iowa
Graduate Studies in Piano Performance, Catholic University of America
Piano Performance, Yerevan State Conservatory
BM, Yerevan University
Tchaikovsky Specialized Music High and Secondary School
Dr. Melkonyan has performed throughout Europe, Russia and United States and has completed a recording project (“23 Greatest Piano Works”) with Professor Robert Greenberg and The Teaching Company, LLC. She also has three recent recordings featuring piano works by Franz Liszt. She has won numerous Piano Competitions, including 3rd Prize at Los Angeles International Franz Liszt Competition, 2nd Prize at American Protégé International Piano Competition, winner of Washington DC Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon Graduate Scholarship Competition, Honorable Mention at University of Maryland Ulrich Competition, finalist at Mackenzie Awards International Piano Competition, finalist at Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra Piano Concerto Competition, winner of All the University of Iowa 2002 – 2003 Concerto/Aria Competition, First Prize at “Amadeus” International Piano Competition (Yerevan, Armenia), Winner at Tchaikovsky School of Music Concerto Competition, 2nd prize at Babadjanyan 3rd Young Pianists Competition. She has appeared with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra and Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra. She teaches piano and upper division theory courses at Washington Adventist University.