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Melanie Topley

Melanie graduated from Queens University with a BA (Hons) in Music and English and an MA in Opera Studies before completing her PGCE in Music (University of Ulster). She has achieved her Licentiate (LLCM) diploma in Classical Singing. She studied voice with Margaret Smyth, Irene Sandford, Suzanne Murphy (RIAM) and Jennifer Bourke.

Melanie has performed in numerous recitals, as guest soloist with choirs and also sings in churches across the province. She participated in the Charles Wood Festival and in its masterclass with Paul Farrington. In September 2014, she released her first EP entitled The Dreame. She has previously worked as a music teacher and as Head of Music during her teaching career. She currently tutors voice and is an accredited Vocal Health First Aider and Vocal Habilitation Professional (Vocal Health Education). She has been part of the chorus of NI Opera and its Chorus Development Programme from 2023.