Nick Melashenko, ‘11
What is your Major?
What is your area of study within Music?
Electric Bass Performance and Jazz Studies
Why did you decide to attend Rollins College for music?
I was recommended to Rollins through other musicians that I knew who had much praise for the department, and its faculty.
In what ways have your studies at Rollins prepared you for your career goals?
In many ways! But only to name a few, my conceptual and academic knowledge of music I’ve received so far, as well the educational benefit from my other classes have allowed to grow and mature both intellectually, and as a person.
What is your favorite musical event of the year, and why?
I enjoy seeing all of the Jazz events as well as the Bach Festival performances because I enjoying seeing and hearing the music I study at its highest level. It’s very inspiring to me.
How have your experiences in non-music classes helped to shape you as a musician?
By giving me greater depth of experience to use for my expression in music. Also, they help me connect better with individuals who may one day become my audience.