Prof. Melinda Loomis

Melinda Loomis
Prof. Melinda Loomis M.A., Vocal Performance, B.Mus., Vocal Performance
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M.A., Vocal Performance- Stanford University; B.Mus., Vocal Performance- Trinity University of Texas

I have earned degrees from Trinity University and Stanford University. My teaching has been informed by my performance with concentration in Renaissance and Baroque repertory, as well as opera and particularly choral music. I am a church musician, having directed adult and children’s choirs in mainline liturgical churches; I've also been a soloist in large church choirs together with my husband Paul Loomis.

In 1987, the my husband and I founded the San Antonio Boys Choir (later the San Antonio Men & Boys Choir), a city-wide choir, which became a nationally and internationally known men and boys choir in its twelve year history. Pam Robinson (now Redman) and I co-directed the choir its first year. The choir was chosen as one of ten American choirs in the first AmericaFest choral festival, St. John's College, Minnesota in 1996.The SAMBC made nine yearly concert tours, including one to England, and two to France at the invitation of the Paris Opera Boys Choir and the Nantes Boys Choir.

My husband and I moved to the Portland area in 2000 to be closer to our family. For three years I was a music editor in the Hymnal and Worship division of Oregon Catholic Press (OCP), a major publishing house. I am a member and the choir director of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Portland (Anglican Church in North America).