Mrs. Melanie Moore, Private Vocal Instructor, Wylie East HS
Melanie Moore is recently retired as Associate Choral Director at Rowlett High School, Garland ISD. While there she taught Talon Chorale (Beginning Men’s Choir), Wings Chorale (Beginning Women’s Choir), Flight (Advanced Men’s Choir), assisted with A Cappella, A Cappella Men, assisted with RSVP (pop group at RHS), directed the RSVP band, and accompanied musical productions.
Outside of the classroom, she is in her twenty-second season as Artistic Director of The Contemporary Chorale, a Richardson-based non-profit community choir. She has taught music privately and in the public school system collectively for 38 years. She taught both elementary and secondary choral music in the Lake Highlands area (Richardson ISD), and secondary choral music in the Lovejoy ISD. She has also served as Adjunct Professor of Music Education at Dallas Baptist University where she taught courses in elementary and secondary music education methods.
Ms. Moore is in demand as a vocal, choral and instrumental accompanist, and vocal/choral coach and clinician, and has coached more than 35 students to the TMEA All-State Choir. She holds a B.M. in Piano Pedagogy from Oklahoma Baptist University and a M.A. in Music Education from Texas Woman's University. Professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) and Texas Choral Director's Association (TCDA), Sigma Alpha Iota Honorary Music Fraternity, and Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society. Melanie and her husband Wes, have one daughter, Zoë.