Grammy Nominated artist Melanie DeMore: Vocal Activist – helping to preserve the African American Folk Tradition through song and Gullah stick pounding. She has a career spanning 30 years dedicated to teaching, lecturing, mentoring, conducting, directing and inspiring children and adults about the power of song as social and political change. She uses her voice as weapon of mass connection.
Melanie is a sought after presenter, conductor and soloist at national and international choral and music festivals, including Festival 500 in New Foundland, Canada and Chorus America.
She is sought after as a song/ prayer facilitator. She is adjunct faculty at the California Institute for Integral Studies, Master Teaching Artist for CalPerformances at UC Berkeley, a featured presenter for SpeakOut! the Institute for Social and Cultural Change and the former Artistic Conductor of The Oakland Children’s Community Choir with Living Jazz.
She was a founding member of the Grammy nominated, Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir.
Melanie DeMore is a singer/songwriter, composer who believes in the power of voices raised together.
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