Phone: 210-356-5045


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Music Education

Melanie Sorgi

I have been the Orchestra Director at Lopez Middle School since it opened in 2007. Prior to coming to Lopez, I was the orchestra director at Driscoll MS and before that, at Garner MS.  I started playing the violin when I was eight years old and studied privately through college. I received my bachelor's degree in Music Education from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to San Antonio in 1982.

Currently I am a member of Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Orchestra Directors Association, and Mu Phi Omicron.

I am married to Craig Sorgi, a member of the 1st violin section of the San Antonio Symphony.  We are the proud parents of two boys who live on opposite ends of the country! Colin is a violist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and is married to Jaclyn, who teaches violin/viola at the Peabody Preparatory School.  Colin and Jackie have two children - our beautiful granddaughters, Clara - 3, and Chloe who was just born this past March.  Cameron is a compositor at a visual effects studio in Los Angeles.  His name is in the credits for many Marvel movies!  Cameron is engaged to Jenna, who works in the production department for a video game company.  We're excited about their upcoming wedding in September!  We have two fur babies; a 5 year old golden retriever named Bravo and a cat, Padma.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, baking, reading, and watching TV.

Class Schedule

  • Period 1: 6th grade Sinfonia Orchestra

    Period 2: Beginning Orchestra

    Period 3: 6th grade Sinfonia Orchestra

    Period 4: Philharmonic Orchestra

    Period 5: Conference Period

    Period 6: Sinfonietta Orchestra

    Period 7: Honors Orchestra

    Period 8: 5th grade Strings