Melody Svennunsen

Melody is the Assitant Director for Vocal Arts Ensemble. Melody Svennungsen also directs the Central Coast Children's Choir, is a San Luis Obispo native with over thirty years of experience in vocal and theatre performance. She has appeared as soloist for the Cuesta Master Chorale and San Luis Obispo Vocal Arts Ensemble and has also performed with the Mozart Festival Chorus. Melody’s conducting career began after she earned her music degree in vocal performance at Cal Poly in 2007, where she served as assistant conductor for Dr. Davies and studied voice with Katherine Arthur and Jackie Kreitzer. A member of SLOVAE since 1986, Melody is Gary Lamprecht’s Asst. Director and Soprano Section Leader. Melody teaches private voice and music theory, specializing in working with young voices and coaching students for theatre and musical auditions. In her 8th year with the CCCC, she loves working with these delightful young adults and believes that they will reap the benefits of singing together for their whole lives. She wholeheartedly believes the proverb, "If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing!"