Since moving to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2009, cellist Melita Hunsinger has performed regularly with the Grand Rapids Symphony and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. She serves as principal cellist of the Richmond, Indiana Symphony and section cellist with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. For seven years Melita held the position of principal cellist of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (2002–2009). As a member of the Arkansas Symphony’s resident string quartet, Melita performed over seventy-five chamber recitals in central Arkansas and throughout the state. She also appeared as soloist with the orchestra in both 2004 and 2009, performing concertos by Saint-Saëns and Brahms.
A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Melita studied cello with string pedagogue Louis Potter, Jr. She graduated summa cum laude from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. Melita received her Master of Music degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas. While completing her degree, Melita served as co-principal cellist of The Symphony of Southeast Texas.
In addition to performing, Melita enjoys private teaching and keeping up with her two young children.