Our Director

Melody Templeton

Meet our director, Melody Templeton. Educated at Ohio State University, Otterbein University and Juilliard, her vast experience brings new direction to this chorus. Though her education began with classical music, affording her the honor of singing at Carnegie Hall with Princeton ProMusica, she later turned her attention to the theater and performed in various musicals.  For five years she was a regular with an improvisational dinner theater troupe where she sang, danced and honed her performance skills.

When Melody was invited to a guest night at Scioto Valley Chorus in 1998, she discovered barbershop music and fell in love. She joined the chorus and served as Lead Section Leader and member of the front row. She helped the chorus win a Fourth-Place medal in SAI’s competition in 2011. She has also earned medals as a quartet singer.

In May of 2019, after many months of study and hard work, Melody earned the title of Sweet Adelines Certified Director. She has a diverse musical background as a soloist, quartet member, chorus member and choir singer. She loves sharing her musical experience as director of the Shore Notes.

Melody is married to David Templeton, who is the Director of Opera at the College of Charleston. They live in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina with their son, Scott.