Assistant Professor, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bachelor of Music, concentration in music business and vocal performance, Berklee College of Music
- Emerging Trends in the Music Industry
- Event Management
- Introduction to Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management
- Pioneer Records
Melinda Colaizzi is the founder of Women Who Rock and Pitch Consulting and has been a leader at global companies like Live Nation/Ticketmaster and ShowClix. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Women Who Rock has united some of the biggest names in music to rock the future of women’s health and hosts an annual benefit concert featuring a 100% female-fronted music lineup with proceeds benefiting life-saving women's health research.
Colaizzi's background in the entertainment industry has spanned from working with Aerosmith, "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Comedy Central, Sheila E. and more. She is a GRAMMY member at The Recording Academy, part of the Gibson Gives Influencers group and was a 2020 finalist for Ad Week's The Future Is Female Award.
Staying true to her first passion of music, Colaizzi is a national recording artist and lead singer of the blues/rock band Melinda and the Night Sky. The band has shared the stage with iconic acts like the legendary B.B. King Blues Band. In 2020, Melinda and the Night Sky collaborated on an exclusive beer with North Country Brewing, which won the prestigious ARTBREW award.
Awards and Honors
- Recipient, Berklee World Scholarship and Aerosmith Endowment Award
- The Recording Academy
In the News
- "Girl Power: Women Who Rock Event Plays on at Stage AE," Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Oct. 13, 2021.
- "NEXT Up: Why Melinda Colaizzi Rocks, and How She’s Changing Pittsburgh," NEXTPittsburgh, Jan. 2, 2019.
Point Park Features
- "Point Park University's SAEM Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary," Point Park University website, April 14, 2023.
- "SAEM Major Lacey Muto '24 is a Creative Services Intern at KDKA," Point Park University website, Dec. 2, 2022.
- "SAEM Students Gain Hands-On Event Experience at Women Who Rock Benefit Concert," Point Park University website, Oct. 26, 2021.
- "Women Who Rock Founder and SAEM Instructor Invites Students to Work at Sheila E. Concert," Point Park University website, June 17, 2019.
- "Women Who Rock: Pioneer Records Hosts Music Competition at iHeart Studio," Point Park University website, March 28, 2018.
- "Faculty Feature: Meet Melinda Colaizzi, SAEM Instructor, Musician and Business Owner," Point Park University website, Sept. 20, 2017.