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Melanie Mendel

101 Walnut Lane Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 217-8348 http://


Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, New Jersey Bachelor of Music in Education, May 2016 (anticipated) Cumulative Grade Point Average: 3.87 Music Education with Al Holcomb, Frank Abrahams, and Nicholas McBride; Vocal Studies with Julia Kemp; Guitar and Recorder with Sharon Morrow, Piano with Thomas Parente; Winds and Percussion with Janet Cape, String Instruments with Robert Loughran, Choral Conducting with Tom Shelton and Andrew Megill, Music History and Theory with Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, Timothy Urban, J.A. Kawarsky, R. Douglas Helvering, and Christian Carey. Cherry Hill High School East June 2012


Westminster Deaftones served as music director of the co-ed a cappella group. 2013--present It is comprised of 18 students from Westminster. Organized concerts, competitions, and performance opportunities. Key of She officer. managed a cappella group when advisor was absent. Helped go over voice parts, played piano. Belles of East officer, lead rehearsals, arranged music, played piano during rehearsals. 2011--2012



Counselor at Glee Camp where I taught music to 50 campers ranging from 4th-10th Summer, 2011, graders. Auditioned soloists and managed microphones during the 3 performances. 2012,2013 ACDA National Convention in Texas. Exposure to several reading sessions, lectures, choral concerts, and knowledge of choral conducting. Drum Circle with Jake Ezzo. Used the system of o passo to teach rhythm/ read Rhythm. Spring 2013



Westminster Schola Cantorum Westminster Chapel Choir East Singers Key of She Chansons Belles of East Vocal Workshop New Jersey All State Chorus All South Jersey Chorus

2013--present 2012--2013 2011--2012 2010--2012 2010--2011 2009-2012 2009--2012 2011-- 2012 2008--2009


Singing Dance Theatre Tennis Travel


Deans List Westminster Choir College Deans Scholarship

2012--present 2012--present


American Choral Directors Association National Association for Music Education

2012--present 2012--present