Melissa Keeling

Artist of the Month | December 2017


I have truly enjoyed using the K&K Silver Bullet Mic on my flute for over seven years now. It performs flawlessly both in live performance and recording in the studio. The flute can be a difficult instrument to amplify effectively, as many other microphones flatten the sound or distort the tone, but that is not the case with the Silver Bullet.

This microphone is durable, dependable, and produces an excellent sound. The clip and the adjustable gooseneck make it easy and safe to attach to any of my instruments, including my C flute (with and without a Glissando Headjoint), piccolo, and alto flute. Thank you for making such a fantastic microphone for wind players!

Acclaimed for performing repertoire ranging from orchestral literature to experimental electronic music, flutist and composer Dr. Melissa Keeling is a sought-after artist based in the New York City area. She is also the leader of SONYQ, an electric flute project. SONYQ’s debut solo album, “Sanik,” was released in 2010, and is comprised of original electric flute music by Melissa Keeling.

As a performer and composer, Dr. Keeling regularly presents chamber and solo music across the New York City area. She has appeared at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and the Firehouse Space, and at festivals such as the National Flute Association convention. As an orchestral musician, Dr. Keeling has served as principal flutist, piccoloist, and soloist with orchestras such as the Ureuk Symphony Orchestra and the New York Harmonic Band. Internationally, she has performed solo in Italy with Grammy-award winning artist Rhonda Larson. Dr. Keeling’s flute compositions have been premiered at the National Flute Association conventions and the Make Music New York Festival.

Dr. Keeling holds degrees from The Graduate Center, CUNY (D.M.A., Music Performance), Middle Tennessee State University (M.A., Music Performance), and Western Kentucky University (B.S., Music Education). Melissa Keeling is a Trevor James International Flute Artist.

Learn more about Melissa at, by visiting her YouTube Channel, or follow her on Instagram (@_melissakeeling)

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