“Malesha Jessie changed my life. She was an affirming and validating teacher and role model for me as a young singer. She taught me to have a commanding stage presence and to communicate the text. A brilliant educator and thinker, Malesha transforms the spaces in which she works. She was an inspiration to work with. It’s because of her that I realized my dream to sing and perform. She gave
me the courage to pursue the less popular path and to have faith in my talent. She is a self-starter and
is ahead of her time and would be a wonderful asset to any company, production, or school.”
— Mary Rose Go, Scripps College music major

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Guest Speaker at Spelman College

I visited Spelman and Morehouse students this past year across all arts disciplines to discuss opera and new works by contemporary creators of African decent.

LECTURER at cal state university san marcos


Malesha Taylor wants to help instill confidence in her Cal State San Marcos students to pursue a career in music if that’s their dream.

“A lot of people think you can’t have a musical career, that it’s just a hobby,” said Taylor, who joined CSUSM’s music department as a lecturer in January. “I want students to feel like they can look into jobs and opportunities in the music field.” (Click header for Link to Article)


“I, Too, Sing America”

Malesha Taylor, soprano and Richard Thompson, composer/pianist/professor pictured here during the post-talk of their recital premiere at Dizzys Jazz in San Diego, CA. This recital and talk feature Richard’s art songs which are set to the poetry of Langston Hughes. See events page for the next booking of this event.


San Diego Opera Education Performance

Malesha Taylor and Richard Thompson perform, “I, Too, Sing America” for students in City Heights.


Masterclass and Lecture

Malesha speaks to Voice and Music Industry students at California State Polytechnical University of Pomona.


Williamsburg Collegiate Middle School Choir

Malesha directed and choreographed for this middle school choir in Brooklyn, New York.