Originally from Texas, soprano Melissa Vandergriff was a longtime member of the San Antonio Chamber Choir, with whom she appeared at the National ACDA Conference in 2013, and with whom she can also be heard on the recording "Careless Carols- Choral Music of Andrew Rindfleisch" on the Gothic recording label. During a several-year period living in Europe, Melissa sang with both the Ars Cantata Chamber Choir and the vocal ensemble Alterno in Warsaw, Poland. Melissa received her Bachelor of Music degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, where she was a member of the Trinity Choir and Chamber Singers. Upon relocating to Ohio, Melissa performed with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus for five seasons, and in 2015, co-founded the Cleveland Chamber Choir along with artistic director Scott MacPherson. In addition to singing with the Cleveland Chamber Choir, Melissa serves as president of CCC’s board of directors.