Our Accompanists


We welcome Sujie Zhao for our Fall, 2023 season.

Sujie was born and raised in China, and has been playing piano since the age of five. She earned her Bachelor’s of Music Education in 2014, from Capital Normal University in Beijing, where she studied under Dr. Xiaoxue Sun. In 2017, she received her Master’s of Music in Collaborative Piano from the China Conservatory of Music, Beijing, followed by a Master’s in Piano Accompaniment. Sujie graduated from New Mexico State University in May, 2021, with a Master’s in Piano Performance. In Fall, 2021, she started pursuing her Ph.D. in Collaborative Piano at the U of A, under the guidance of Dr. Fanya Lin. She has accompanied the UA Wind Ensemble and, currently, the Choir of Collegium Musicum.

Sujie will be leaving us after our April 21st, 2024 concert. A Big Thanks for your time with us!

Hanna Gregg has performed as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist- working with soloists, small ensembles, and choirs. Her repertoire ranges from classical music to modern religious music performed in church services and weddings. In 2018, she was awarded the Alice Jones Berding Award for Excellence in Music. In December of 2022, Hanna graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors of Arts in Music and a minor in Spanish. Inspired by her piano teachers, Hanna opened her own private piano studio. She enjoys working one-on-one with her students and sharing the joy of music.

Hanna will be leaving us after our April 23rd, 2023 concert. A Big Thanks for your time with us!

Michael Melton has been active throughout his career as a conductor, singer, pianist, coach, and teacher. He is recently retired from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, where he served as Director of Choral Activities and Opera Conductor and taught voice, conducting, diction, and secondary methods. He continues his summer work in Chicago as Score Reader for video productions of Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts at the Ravinia Festival. His book, “Inspiring Harmony: A Memoir about Leading with Grace”, was published in 2019.

Mike will be leaving us after our January 7th, 2023 concert. A Big Thanks for your time with us!





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