Nazareth Hall, N3316
3003 Snelling Ave. N
St Paul, MN 55113
Soprano Melody Johnson is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, where she attended University of Northwestern for her B.Mus. in vocal performance. Johnson received her M.M. in vocal performance from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and also did graduate work at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. During graduate school, her roles included Miss Wordsworth in Britten's Albert Herring and Stella in Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire. While at Opera in the Ozarks, Johnson was Tytania in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. She also performed as Pamina in Mozart's The Magic Flute at the MasterWorks Festival and the Mother in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors with Calvary Church. Solo concert work includes Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Handel's Messiah, Poulenc's Gloria, Dvořák’s Te Deum, and Dubois' The Seven Last Words of Christ, as well as featured solos with the Rochester Aria Group and the Evangelion Chorale on tour in Ukraine. Johnson has taught Class Voice, Diction, Solo Vocal Literature, and private voice lessons at Northwestern since 2006 and resides with her husband and children in St. Paul where she also maintains a private voice studio.
Faculty member since 2006; also teaches voice for UNW Academy of Music