Melissa Wertheimer, daughter of Andrea and Dennis Wertheimer of West Orange, is engaged to Joshua Horsch, son of Brenda and Christopher Horsch of Hagerstown, Md.
Ms. Wertheimer, a graduate of West Orange High School, earned a bachelor of music in flute performance from Ithaca College and a master of music in piccolo performance from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. She is co-founder of the Dahlia Flute Duo in Baltimore, is on the instructional staff of the Peabody at Homewood Program of Johns Hopkins University, and archives assistant of the Peabody Institute Archives and Special Collections.
Mr. Horsch earned a bachelor of music in piano performance from Ithaca College, and a master of music in orchestral conducting at Penn State University, State College, Pa. He is assistant music director of the Boston Opera Collaborative and music director of Portsmouth Abbey and School, Portsmouth, RI.
A summer 2012 wedding is planned.