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Episode No 52 Saturday, November 17, 2018 Scott Melvin, Music Educator, Conductor, Executive Director of Performing Arts at Mater Dei High School, Church Musician 

One of the finest and busiest Music Educators in the country is Mr. Scott Melvin.  With award winning choirs who have traveled extensively, he is now the Executive Director of Performing Arts at Mater Dei High School.  Hear first-hand from this extraordinary musician and educator all about his passion for what he does and where he get the motivation to keep it all going.

Mr. Melvin is a graduate of the Chapman University School of Music and is pursuing his MALA (Masters of Arts Administration and Leadership at Colorado State University. As a graduate student at CSULB, Mr. Melvin directed the Men’s Chorale as well as teaching beginning theory. As a faculty member at Chapman University, Mr. Melvin has directed the University Chorale and Men’s Chorale.

In addition, Mr. Melvin is the Director of Music at Christ Our Savior Catholic Parish in Santa Ana, the Choir Director for Sts Simon and Jude Parish in Huntington Beach, CA, and is a frequent clinician throughout the Southern California area. Mr. Melvin is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, International Federation of Choral Music, Music Educators National Conference, California Music Educators Association, Chorus America, and the National Association of Church Music. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Debbie, and their three daughters, Emmerly, Nola and Aveline.

MUSIC: Hosanna Brent Pierce Mater Dei Chamber Singers Scott Melvin, Conductor
MUSIC: Sing Me To Heaven Daniel Gawthrop Mater Dei Chamber Singers Scott Melvin, Conductor
MUSIC: Daniel Servant of the Lord Stacey Gibbs Mater Dei Chamber Singers Scott Melvin, Conductor
MUSIC: Mata Del Anima Sola Antonio Estévez Mater Dei Chamber Singers Scott Melvin, Conductor Andrea Estrada, soloist
MUSIC: Praise his Holy Name Kieth Hampton Mater Dei Chamber Singers and Women’s Ensemble Scott Melvin, Conductor


OC Catholic Radio Host and Editor of Orange County Catholic newspaper, Patrick Mott welcomes this week’s guests.

Greg Walgenbach, director of the Office of Life, Justice and Peace at the Diocese of Orange, shares the work his office does on a day-to-day basis, as well as the services and resources the office provides.

Scott Melvin, director of Choral Music at Mater Dei High School, shares how the program at Mater Dei continues to exceed expectations for musical excellence.

Lori Stanley from Blessed Sacrament School, shares the winning experience of the Academic Decathlon team at the school.

Craig Johnson, head hockey coach at Santa Margarita Catholic High School, discussed how hockey became a sport at the school and his philosophy of coaching.