Melanie Adams

Melanie Adams, from Prince Edward Island, is a prominent member of Vancouver’s music community as a solo and ensemble performer and as a teacher, and has been a member of musica intima since 2000. As a soloist, her repertoire ranges from early music to world premieres of new music by prominent Canadian composers. She has collaborated with many musical and theatrical organizations, including the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the Vancouver Island Symphony, Fugue Theatre, Redshift Musical Society, Vancouver Pro Musica and The Opera Project.  Most notably, recently she created the dual role of “Margot/Amelia McGillen” in the world premiere of Supernatural Noir, and she created the role of “Spirit of the Maple Tree” in the world premiere of Shadow Catch. She was also the soloist in the world premiere of Nerakhoon by Howard Shore, as part of Ottawa’s Music and Beyond Festival in 2011.

In addition to musica intima, Melanie is also a regular member of the Vancouver Cantata Singers, and the Erato Ensemble.

Teaching is also a very important facet of Melanie’s career. She is the Vice-President of the Vancouver chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the NATS District Governor for the province of BC. She is well-known as a choral clinician, is currently on faculty teaching voice at the St. James Music Academy on the downtown Eastside, and teaches from her private studio in New Westminster.