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Melanie Henry

Professor of Saxophone and Associated Doubling Skills


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF

Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444


Area of Work

Wind, Brass & Percussion Department
Melanie Henry


Born in Manchester, Melanie studied Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute at the Royal Academy of Music.
As a soloist and ensemble player Melanie has made numerous recordings and performed in concerts worldwide. She has performed with many orchestras in the UK, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed in productions at the Royal National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Recent highlights include concerts and an album launch with the contemporary music group Sounds Positive, Jack and the Beanstalk at the Hackney Empire, a production of The Tempest (Globe Theatre) and tours with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Rambert and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Qualifications And Background

The Royal Academy of Music

She is also in demand as a woodwind performer in London’s West End Shows and has played in Phantom of the Opera, Legally Blonde, A Little Night Music and Cats to name but a few.

Melanie is a Professor of Saxophone and Associated Doubling Skills at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. As well as delivering principal study lessons, she coaches chamber music and lectures on two academic modules ; Artist as Citizen and Artist as Educator. Melanie is a music faculty representative on the Learning and Teaching Board at Trinity Laban and she also examines and adjudicates for other London music conservatoires.

Melanie is a key member of the City of London Sinfonia outreach team which involves delivering workshops and interactive concerts in hospitals and community venues. These include GOSH, Evelina London Children’s Hospital and Headway East.
As a saxophone syllabus selector for the ABRSM, Melanie collaborates with many renowned music educators and composers and has recently recorded pieces from grade six, seven and eight of the new syllabus. She was also part of the team responsible for developing the new scales and sight-reading requirements. Melanie’s contribution to music was honoured by the Royal Academy of Music when she was awarded an ARAM.

Qualifications/ Educational Background

The Royal Academy of Music

GRSM hons