Melodie Galloway

Professor of Music

Contact Information

  • 251-6769
  • 215 Lipinsky Hall

Office Hours

  • Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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As a conductor, artistic director and educator, Melodie Galloway is known as someone who brings people together through music that captures the beauty of the human experience. Dr. Melodie Galloway holds the rank of Full Professor and is the Director of Choral and Vocal Studies. Her choirs have performed for numerous state and local events and on the national level. As the Director of UNCA’s Asheville Singers, she has been invited to perform as part of the Holiday Open House Performances at the White House from 2006-2018, including a private audience with President and Mrs. Obama in 2012. She is in demand as a choral clinician, guest conductor and consultant.

Dr. Galloway holds a Master’s degree from Florida State University in Vocal Performance and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her experience as a conductor and soprano soloist includes opera, musical theatre, and jazz. Her credits as a conductor include a 2012 Carnegie Hall invited performance featuring 200 singers and orchestra. She led combined choirs and the Beethoven Academy Orchestra (Krakow) in Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living in May 2017 in Vienna, Prague and Salzburg, including the Czech Republic première of the work.

Her scholarship includes the choral/orchestral music of legendary jazz artist, Dave Brubeck; choral pedagogies for vocal health; music and wellness; and the migration of Celtic music to Appalachia. One of her recent papers, “Breaking Barriers – Blurring Lines:

Genre-homogenous Choral Music of Resilience: Exploring works by Duke Ellington, Mary Lou Williams, Dave Brubeck and Margaret Bonds,” was presented as part of the American Choral Director’s Association Southern Regional Conference in Raleigh, NC.


  • B.M., Appalachian State University
  • M.M., Florida State University
  • D.M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Courses Taught

  • MUSC111-001 ARTS: University Singers
  • MUSC111-002 ARTS: Asheville Singers
  • MUSC291 Applied Voice
  • MUSC201 Aural Skills
  • MUSC291 Music Theory
  • MUSC373 Music for Film
  • MUSC272 Beginning Conducting
  • HUM214 Humanities 214
  • MUSC373 Musical Theatre

This faculty member teaches in UNC Asheville's Humanities Program.