Melika M. Fitzhugh

Composer, Arranger, Instrumentalist

Somerville, Massachusetts

A native of Stafford, Virginia, Melika M. Fitzhugh (A.B. Harvard-Radcliffe: Music Theory and Composition) has performed with the Radcliffe Choral Society, Coro Allegro, the Harvard Wind Ensemble, the Village Circle Band, and WACSAC. S/he studied composition and conducting with Roger Marsh, Jeff Stadelman, Beverly Taylor, James Yannatos and Thomas G. Everett. Melika, who has composed music for film and stage, was a member of Just In Time Composers and Players and is currently a member of world/early music ensemble Urban Myth and the early music ensemble Quilisma Consort, in addition to playing bass guitar with acoustic rock singer/songwriter Emmy Cerra, the ambient rock band Rose Cabal and the genre-defying band Sans Nomenclature. Melika enjoys playing a variety of instruments for folk dance ensembles, including: violin/viola, acoustic guitar/bass, recorders, flute, dumbek/djembe/kahoun.