Melody Eötvös studied composition at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University, where her tutors included Stephen Leek and Gerardo Dirié. She holds a Master of Music from the Royal Academy of Music in London and a Doctor of Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music at Bloomington in the USA. In 2008 and 2009, she attended the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s Australian Composers’ School. In 2010, she was selected for the National Composers Forum in Adelaide, which included the première of her first string quartet, “Olber’s Dance in the Dark”, by the Australian String Quartet, a later version of which won the Kuttner String Quartet Prize in the USA. Other awards and prizes include the APRA Professional Development Classical Award, 3MBS National Composers Award, Soundstream National Composer Award, Gallipoli Songs Competition, Virginia B Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commission and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra International Composition Competition. She has participated in festivals and workshops worldwide including a collaboration with Musica Viva/The Red Room/Claire Edwardes, the American Composers Orchestra Underwood New Music Readings in New York, and the Aspen Music Festival and School. She is currently Adjunct Lecturer in Music in General Studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.