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about Melanie Tipton

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Ms. Tipton comes to St. James this year from St. Gabriel School in Louisville, Kentucky where she taught K through 8th grade music, directed the Liturgy Choir, Bell Choir, and Performance Choir, and introduced students to the ukulele, recorder, drums, and keyboards. Melanie earned a B.A. in Voice from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR in 1996, and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY) in 2009. Her educational experience includes teaching music at St. Rita School in Louisville where she received the Teacher of the Year Award in 2011-12, at Holy Family School, and at Christian Academy of Louisville. She has performed with the Kentucky Opera Association, taught private piano and voice lessons, and since 1999, owned and operated her own music studio. We are so glad Melanie and her husband decided to relocate closer to family this year and that St. James is reaping the benefit of her expertise, experience, and talent!