Nassau Treble Choir | Pianist
Kaitlin Melker is the Director of Choral Activities at W.T. Clarke High School where she conducts the Select Chorale, Mixed Chorus, and Treble Choir, while serving as the Vocal Music Director for the school’s annual musical production. Mrs. Melker has conducted several All-County and Area All-State choral festivals throughout New York State and has accompanied for many organizations in the New York Area including the NY-ACDA Elementary Honor Choir, Syracuse Children’s Chorus, the Suffolk Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Division III West All-County Chorus and for several of Long Island’s public school districts. She currently serves as the Mixed Chorus Chairperson for the Nassau Music Educators Association (NMEA) Division V Vocal All-County Festival. Prior to joining the East Meadow faculty, Mrs. Melker spent five years as the Choral Director at Copiague Middle School, where she conducted four choral ensembles and directed several of the school’s musical productions. During her tenure at Copiague, Mrs. Melker’s Chamber Chorus performed annually at the NYSSMA Major Organization Festival where they received consistent “Gold” and “Gold with Distinction” ratings. Kaitlin has been with The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York since September 2013, where she serves as the piano accompanist for the Suffolk Treble Choir. Mrs. Melker earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Syracuse University, from which she graduated summa cum laude. Kaitlin earned a Master of Arts with Distinction in Music Education from Hofstra University, where she served as a graduate assistant choral conductor to Dr. David Fryling. Upon completion of her graduate studies, Kaitlin became a founding member of the eVoco Voice Collective under the direction of Dr. Fryling.