Dr. Melissa Derechailo is the theater manager for Ramsey and Ley theaters at Wayne State, as well as a lecturer in music appreciation and horn. She also teaches music industry classes.
Before beginning her doctoral work she taught public school in Asheville, N.C., and was a horn lecturer at Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C. While teaching, she maintained an active playing schedule as a member of the Asheville Symphony and Greater Spartanburg Philharmonic. Upon graduation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, she served as the conservatory’s concert manager for two years before moving to Wayne.
She currently serves on the board of the Wayne Community Theatre.
D.M.A., Horn Performance - University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music
M.M. Horn Performance - Baylor University
B.M.E. - The College of New Jersey
Dr. Derechailo performs with area symphonies and musical groups.