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Melanie Mendel

101 Walnut Lane Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 217-8348 mendelm@rider.edu http:// melaniemendel.weebly.com

EDUCATION

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

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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

2011--2012

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

2012--2013

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

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

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Singing Dance Theatre Tennis Travel

AWARDS AND HONORS

Deans List Westminster Choir College Deans Scholarship

2012--present 2012--present

MEMBERSHIPS

American Choral Directors Association National Association for Music Education

2012--present 2012--present