Melia Badalian

French Horn

A Los Angeles native, Melia Badalian is an active performer across California. She is principal horn of the Long Beach Symphony and the Modesto Symphony, and holds section positions with the Santa Barbara Symphony, Symphony San Jose, and the Stockton Symphony. Melia has also appeared with the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, New World Symphony, John Williams, Danny Elfman, and Josh Groban, among others.

She has spent her summers performing as a fellow with the National Repertory Orchestra and at the Aspen Music Festival. Melia earned degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (BM) and the University of Southern California (MM), where she studied with Robert Ward and Dr. Kristy Morrell, respectively.

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