A 1995 graduate of Roseville Area High School (RAHS), Melody played flute in the RAHS Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra. In the Jazz I ensemble, she played piano, flute, keyboard bass, and auxiliary percussion.
Melody also sang in the RAHS Concert Choir and the student-led mixed vocal ensemble The Progressions. Melody served as piano accompanist and leader of The Progressions as well. She was an All-State Choir member for two years.
You might have seen Melody in RAHS musicals, including "Godspell", as Sally in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown", or as a nurse in "South Pacific".
Melody was named the outstanding choir senior at RAHS in 1995.
Melody sang "Stormy Weather" with the Roseville Big Band on the June 15, 1995, concert in the Central Park band shell.
Melody majored in vocal performance at Northwestern College in St. Paul, emphasizing classical and opera singing.