Melissa Ferrick, a Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University in the Music Industry Department at the College of Arts Media and Design, has released seventeen albums over the last twenty-five years and has won numerous awards for songwriting, production, and performance. From 2013 to 2019, Melissa was an Associate Professor of Songwriting at Berklee College of Music. They hold an Ed.M from Harvard University.
Signed to Atlantic Records in 1992 at the age of 21, after opening for Morrissey in the US and UK, they released their debut and sophomore albums on Atlantic. Melissa released music on W.A.R. Records from 1996 to 1999 and MPress Records from 2011 to 2014. In 2000, Melissa launched the nationally distributed independent record label Right On Records. Ferrick is currently working with the venerable Kill Rock Stars Records.
Regarded in the industry and by their peers as one of the most prolific and hardworking artists in the business, Ferrick still tours regularly playing throughout North America. They have shared the stage with Morrissey, Joan Armatrading, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, Mark Cohen, Paul Westerberg, Bob Dylan, John Hiatt, Ani DiFranco, k.d.Lang, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, and many others.