Melanie Moore has taught music privately and in the public school system collectively for over 32 years. She taught both elementary and secondary choral music in the Lake Highlands area (Richardson 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. In addition to maintaining a private voice studio, Ms. Moore is in demand as a vocal, choral and instrumental accompanist,and vocal/choral coach and clinician, and has coached more than 30 students to the TMEA All-State Choir. Ms. Moore is currently in her sixteenth season as Artistic Director of The Contemporary Chorale, a non-profit 501 c 3 community choir based in Richardson, TX. 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 Educator's Association (TMEA) and Texas Choral Director's Association (TCDA). Melanie and her husband Wes, have one daughter, Zoe.