Tenor Kyle Melton was thrilled to return to singing after a two-year battle with cancer; this perspective has greatly informed his performance, pedagogy, and research. After rehabilitating his voice, Melton began graduate studies at Louisiana State University as a Turner-Fischer Opera Scholar. Recently, he was awarded the prestigious LSU Dissertation Fellowship to further his research on vocal habilitation for the cancer survivor. Hailed as a “tour de force” by Classical Voice of North Carolina, Melton continues to perform a wide variety of operatic and concert repertoire, with a newfound passion for new music. Some of his recent roles include Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Don Ramiro in Cenerentola, Lensky in Eugene Onegin, and Dan Leno in Elizabeth Cree. Melton is currently working on his dissertation in Baton Rouge and is in the vocal studio of Prof. Sandra Moon. For more information or to get in touch, visit www.kylemeltontenor.com.