VOICE: Melissa Culloton
Soprano Melissa Culloton is a native of Halden, Norway, and is a 1998 graduate of St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, where she graduated cum laude with a double major in vocal performance and music education. Melissa performs currently with The Singers — Minnesota Choral Artists and The Beethoven Festival Chorus. Past performing groups include The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale, The Dale Warland Singers, The Norwegian Youth Choir, and The St. Olaf Choir. Melissa holds advanced degrees from the University of Minnesota where she was a two-year fellowship recipient of the Torske Klubben Scholarship. Melissa is a student of Melissa Hart and Professor Jean del Santo; she teaches a private studio at Prior Lake High School in Savage Minnesota and is a paid soprano section leader at The House Of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. She enjoys the outdoors, cooking, running, golf, and is a certified vinyasa yoga teacher. Melissa lives in south Minneapolis with her husband Matthew.