Melissa "Missy" Alcazar is a true renaissance woman with a recently acclaimed nomination for Best Singer Songwriter at the 2019 San Diego Music Awards. Currently, she holds residency as the only female pianist at the Shout House Dueling Piano Bar in Downtown, San Diego where she performs 3-4 nights a week. Performing is her livelihood with experience as a featured concert pianist at San Diego Symphony's Copley Hall, REDCAT in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Wild Beast Pavillion & University of the Philppines Abelardo Hall. Graduating with an MFA from CalArts made her realize how important it was to pursue her own original music. Unfortunately, Dec 2012 her mom was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer causing years of depression and isolation. After losing her mom to cancer in 2013 and waking up from the grief, she is now more driven than ever to share her original music. Her first EP album titled "Come Love Me" was released in Feb 2018, helping her win the title of Best Singer Songwriter Nominee. She's currently working on her next full length album entirely dedicated to her struggles and experience with the loss of her mom to cancer. Release dates are TBD. She's also currently the SSS Music Director for the Old Globe and still maintains her own piano studio.