Cabaret Jazz Concerts
Black Coffee and Cool Cabaret -
Torch Songs from BroadwayFeaturing
James Simmons and
FRIDAY APRIL 25th 8:00pm
CONCERT TICKETS: $15 / $8 for students
Black Mtn Bistro will have a wonderful meal available for purchase at White Horse from 6:30 til 7:30. Click here for more information about tonight's menu.
Dr. Melodie G. Galloway holds the Master’s degree from Florida State University in Vocal Performance and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Currently Dr. Galloway is an Associate Professor in music and Chair of the Music Department at the University of North Carolina – Asheville, where she is the Director of Choral and Vocal Studies. Among the multiple choirs she leads, the UNCA Chamber Singers, an auditioned, advanced ensemble, has performed for the Holiday Open House Celebrations at the White House and for the Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed National Medical Center for the past five seasons (2007-2011), and in 2012, for President and Ms. Barack Obama at an invited White House reception. Melodie also conducts the Asheville Choral Society, and has done many jazz choral works with them, including Chilcott's "Little Jazz Mass" and Brubeck's "Mass".
Though performing and directing are her favorite pursuits, she was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Dave and Iola Brubeck during her dissertation research on his major orchestral compositions, both at Jazz at Lincoln Center (world premiere, The Commandments) and the Asheville Jazz Festival at the Grove Park Inn in 2005. As an invited speaker in March, 2007, she presented Coloring Outside the Lines: Conflicts and Resolutions in Dave Brubeck’s “Jazzy” Mass as part of the Leeds College of Music International Jazz Conference “Jazz: Inside and Outside.”
Galloway enjoys singing all styles of cabaret, jazz, and Broadway tunes, and is especially grateful to perform with the delightful Bill Bares and company.