Melissa Headrick, Harmonia Conductor
Melissa Headrick has a BA in Music Education from Ithaca College with an emphasis in voice and has completed her Kodaly Certification from the Seattle Kodaly Levels Program. In addition, she has completed her course work in the choral conducting concentration of the Master of Arts in Music Education program at the University St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN in 2018, studying with Dr. Angela Broeker. Melissa has been teaching since 2006. She has taught in both New York State and Washington State with experience at every grade level K-12. From 2015-2019, she worked for children's choir organization, Bellevue Youth Choirs (BYC). In her years with BYC, she directed several various choirs, including taking BYC's first International Touring Choir to the United Kingdom and spending one year as the BYC Interim Artistic Director. She is currently teaching part-time in the Lake Washington School District as the Redmond Middle School Choir Director and directs the Pro Deo Choir at Holy Family Parish in Kirkland. Melissa is passionate about best pedagogical practices, diverse cultures, equity and inclusivity, community building, and social-emotional development. She has been the clinician for choral workshops locally, regionally and nationally, including presenting at the Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE) National Conference in 2019. She is a past-president of Northwest Kodaly Educators (NWKE) and a member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).She lives in Redmond with her supportive husband, Darren, two children, Jasper and Nora, and two cats.