Melanie Malinka, a native of Stuttgart, Germany, has served as Director of Music at The Madeleine Choir School in Salt Lake City, UT since 2001. In this position she oversees the school’s rigorous choral program of four choirs for children ages 9 – 14. She leads preparations of all the choristers for their extensive concert season, regular service commitments, international tours, and engagements with leading local arts organizations including Utah Symphony and Opera and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. She also regularly conducts the Cathedral Choir on the Cathedral of the Madeleine concert series. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College of Rider University and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Utah. She is a frequent clinician for choral music festivals including the Church Music Association of America's annual Colloquium and the Notre Dame Children's Choir Community Festival.