Melinda Wood Allen is a singer/songwriter/actress/choral director who performs in many genres, ranging from musical theater to classical to jazz to gospel to folk.
She has performed with Fort Worth Opera and Southwestern Opera Theatre, toured widely with the Fort Worth Symphony’s Best of Broadway series, and joined the Texas tour of the Michael Martin Murphy Band, singing country music (and yodeling).
Her love of musical theater leads her to perform regularly at DFW venues including Circle Theatre, Stage West, Casa Manana, Jubilee, Hip Pocket, WaterTower Theatre, and others.
Melinda gives workshops on how to build and grow choirs at national conferences, and she coaches choirs in churches and schools all across the US, preparing them for competitions or just to perform better for their respective audiences. She has more than 20 years experience in choral directing, has grown a choir from just 8 members to more than 70 in just a few short years, and has tackled all of the challenges and growing pains which choirs of all sizes in-between might experience. Since 1995 she has produced 2 choral concerts each year, which are regularly attended by 800 people or more. In addition, her all-volunteer choir was invited and performed at Carnegie Hall in 2007.