Melodia Mae Rinaldi (she/her/hers) is a music educator from Baltimore, Maryland. She is currently the director of the Vocal Programs at Gaithersburg Middle School in Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. She also teaches General Music.
Ms. Rinaldi received her Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from Ithaca College in the Spring of 2020 and her bachelor's degree from Towson University in PreK-12 General and Vocal Music Education in the Spring of 2018. For her education degree, she completed education internships in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Rinaldi is a teaching artist of theater and arts programs in the Baltimore/D.C. Area where she plans and instructs music, dance, drama, and design curricula. Versatile in voice and teaching strategies, Ms. Rinaldi is sought out as a coach for classical, contemporary, and popular students and artists alike.
Melodia, soprano, has won numerous awards, grants, scholarships, and positions in prestigious programs. Melodia is an active substitute for the LUX Choir in Washington D.C. In 2019, Melodia traveled to the Professional Choral Institute at the Aspen Summer Music Festival in collaboration with Grammy Award-Winning Vocal Ensemble Seraphic Fire.
In the Summer of 2021, Melodia Rinaldi will participate in the Chorus America Conducting Academy as a Scholar, the Atlanta Summer Conducting Institute as a Fellow, and the University of Michigan Choral Conducting Symposium.