Sheila Melendez is a conductor and soloist from the Baltimore/DC area. Ms. Melendez serves as the Director of Choirs at Trinity United Methodist Church, Assistant Director for Vittoria Ensemble, and Music Director for the Silver Singers Community Choir at The Ridge Pinehurst. In Denver, she regularly performs with St. Martin’s Chamber Singers and Evans Choir.
Ms. Melendez has been a soloist for Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Rutter’s Gloria, and Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living. She has performed the roles of Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. As a conductor, Ms. Melendez has performed Schubert’s Mass in G and excerpts from Mendelssohn’s Elijah. This fall, she will conduct Monteverdi’s Magnificat.
Ms. Melendez graduated from the University of Denver with a Master’s degree in Voice Performance and Choral Conducting. She earned a dual Bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance and Music Education from Towson University. Her mentors include Dr. Catherine Sailer, Dr. Nathan Payant, Dr. David McNeil, and Tim Kreuger.