Melissa Carubia is a composer and teacher living in Newton, MA. She holds a Masters in Composition from the Longy School of Music, where she was the winner of the annual Orchestral Composition Contest. She is an actor and musical director for Urban Improv, a non-profit dedicated to fostering self-esteem and preventing violence among inner-city youth. She also is a professor of physics at the Boston Architectural College.
She has worked with the Zeitgeist Stage Company as musical director, with ImprovBoston of Cambridge as a cast member and musician, and with the Fresh Pond Ballet of Cambridge as both a dancer and composer. Most recently, she was lyricist and composer for the critically acclaimed “T: An MBTA Musical” which premiered at ImprovBoston.