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Melanie Galloway, DMA

Artistic Director, APU Opera
Associate Professor of Vocal Studies
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3587
Fax: (626) 969-7419
Melanie Galloway, DMA, came to APU from New York City. Her areas of expertise, training, and performing are opera and classical song literature, and she has sung principal roles in opera and as the soprano soloist in orchestral and chamber music in the United States, across Europe, and in parts of Asia. Highlights include being selected to sing in the United States premiere of Judith Weir’s opera Vanishing Bridegroom with the St. Louis Opera, and being selected as an “Artist on the Rise” in Belgium, which led to international concerts, radio broadcasts, and interviews. She has also had the privilege of singing in Thailand, the Philippines, and Peru to benefit local churches for world outreach and education. Galloway is a full member in the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and as a teacher she has successfully guided her voice students to winning auditions and scholarships to summer programs and leading graduate schools such as Mannes College The New School for Music, Manhattan School of Music, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.


DMA, Vocal Performance, University of Illinois
M.M., Vocal Performance, Indiana University
B.M., Music Theater, Shenandoah Conservatory of Music


  • College of Music and the Arts
  • College of Music and the Arts: School of Music


  • Classical Singing
  • Opera
  • Opera Production

Courses Taught

MUS 111 – Applied Voice
MUS 486 – Opera Workshop: Lead Roles and Minor Roles

Office Hours

By appointment

Office Location

Warren Music Center, East Campus

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