Suffolk Concert Choir | Music Director
Melanie Dominick joined the MYO family in 2009, first as the substitute conductor and then later as the assistant conductor for the Suffolk County Children’s Choir. In 2012, the choir expanded and Mrs. Dominick became the founding conductor of the Suffolk Concert Choir. She has spent her career in the public schools of Nassau and Suffolk County, having taught all grade levels from kindergarten through high school in addition to directing school musicals. Mrs. Dominick’s choirs attend the NYSSMA Major Organization festival annually, receiving ratings of Gold or Gold with Distinction. She has had several students attend ACDA State, Regional, and National children’s, middle, and high school honor choirs. Mrs. Dominick received her Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College in Vocal Performance and Music Education, studying voice with Elizabeth Koch and Patrick Hansen, and choral music with Dr. Janet Galván and Lawrence Doebler. She received her Masters of Arts in Music Education with a concentration in musical theatre from New York University. Mrs. Dominick is an active member of NAfME, NYSSMA, SCMEA, and ACDA, where she has served on the selection committee for the ACDA Eastern Division Elementary Honor Choirs. Currently, Mrs. Dominick teaches choral and general music in the Sachem Central School District and maintains a private vocal studio, where her students continue to achieve high musical honors, including acceptance to All-State, All-County, ACDA National and Regional Honor Choirs, and invitations to perform at regional venues.