Location: Ontario, Canada
Melanie Marlin is an emerging conductor who brings a vibrant, energized approach to choral artistry. An experienced vocalist and pedagogue, Melanie is pleased to be leading young singers with three outstanding organizations: High Park Choirs of Toronto, Hamilton Children’s Choir, and Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir.
Originally from Nova Scotia, Melanie holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice and Choral Conducting from Dalhousie University and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Alberta, under Dr. Debra Cairns. Through participation in workshops, masterclasses and symposiums, Melanie has studied with a number of renowned conductors, including Michael Zaugg, Noel Edison, Simon Carrington and Fred Sjöberg.
Melanie has experience leading choral ensembles of all ages, including Sherwood Park Festival Singers, The King's University College Concert Choir, the University Settlement Children's Choir, and most recently as an artistic staff member of the Toronto Children’s Chorus.
As a scholar, Melanie has been the recipient of several awards including the Chancellor’s Scholarship at Dalhousie University, a SSHRCC grant, and the inaugural Jocelyn Rogers Pritchard Graduate Award in Music from the University of Alberta.