Recorded April 20, 2016, interviewing Melanie Moore, Artistic Director of The Contemporary Chorale
AIR Time with Melanie Moore
April 20, 2016
7:45pm: Movie “PITCH PERFECT” (2012)
This month’s AIR Time features Melanie Moore, who is currently in her sixteenth season as Artistic Director of The Contemporary Chorale. Having taught music privately and in the public school system collectively for more than 25 years, she taught both elementary and secondary choral music in the Lake Highlands area (Richardson ISD). Moore has also served as Adjunct Professor of Music Education at Dallas Baptist University where she taught courses in elementary and secondary musical 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. With a B.M. in Piano Pedagogy from Oklahoma Baptist University and an M.A. in Music Education from Texas Woman’s University, Moore’s professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) and Texas Choral Director’s Association (TCDA). Melanie and her husband, Wes, have one daughter, Zoe.
Melanie will be sharing specifically about her experiences as the Artistic Director of the Richardson-based Contemporary Chorale. She will discuss their latest season, and there might be a surprise guest for the audience? If you like show choirs you will definitely enjoy this interview.
The film featured for this AIR Time will be 2012’s PITCH PERFECT (1 hr, 52 min), starring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson. Beca (Anna Kendrick) is an unenthusiastic college freshman made to join her school’s all-girl show choir group. The rivalry with the school’s all-male group inspires Beca to step up the girls’ act. The movie is hilarious and irreverent with many musical numbers.
Admission is FREE, but when reserving a seat online you must purchase a $5 food voucher which can be used at the event. Walk-ins are welcomed, but a reservation guarantees a seat.
AIR Time is presented by AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson) in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse. Funded in part by Erik L. Wyse of WealthStar Advisors, and through a grant from the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission.