Melanie Uchimura joined the College of the Arts staff as the Performing Arts Box Office Manager in 2015. She works closely with the School of Theatre and Dance, the School of Music, and the School of Fashion. She has a MA and MBA in Arts Administration from the University of Cincinnati, where she held a graduate assistantship in the College-Conservatory of Music Box Office. In past summers, Melanie has worked for the Music Academy of the West and the Aspen Music Festival and School in Development, and has also worked with the Cincinnati Opera and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in the marketing, development, and education departments.
Melanie hires, trains, and manages the student Box Office staff of 15+, coordinates subscriptions and ticketing for School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music events, and manages ticketing for the annual Fashion Show. She also hires and trains Box Office staff and manages subscription, group, and single ticket sales for Porthouse Theatre and Kent/Blossom Music Festival.