Melinda Kirigin-Voss began her musical career at an early age. At age 5, she was a featured soloist on the children’s album, Small Songs for Small Fry. She later began studying piano and organ at age 7. By the time she was only 11 years old, she took over as the principal accompanist for St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and went on to become the Director of Music.
Melinda has performed with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Marvin Hamlisch, and as a background vocalist for Broadway and London theater star Elaine Paige. Her musical theater roles include Anna in The King and I, Millie in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and she was a member of the chorus in Brigadoon. She was a featured soloist and choir member of the Utah Chamber Artists for nearly 10 years, sang with the St. Charles Singers for four years, and was a founding member of the a cappella group Two-Four-Six. Melinda also sang with the University of Utah a cappella choir throughout college.
An accomplished soloist, composer, arranger, and instrumentalist, Melinda has recorded three solo CDs and has also performed on numerous ensemble albums. Melinda is currently the Director of Music at SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Lemont, IL, and also works as a professional vocalist, pianist, and organist throughout the Chicago area. Melinda currently resides in Sandy, Salt Lake County with her husband, Michael, her son, Matthew and daughter, Madison.
Melinda was also part of An Octave Above. An Octave Above is a group of eight professional vocalists who blend years of experience and a love of a cappella harmony to every style of music they sing. From doo-wop to jazz, standards to pop, Bacharach to The Beatles, An Octave Above creates a new standard for excellence on the Chicago music scene.
Three of An Octave Above’s members also sing with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and one sings with both the Chicago Symphony Chorus and the St. Charles Singers. An Octave Above members have earned degrees in music and vocal performance from Elmhurst College, Northern Illinois University, and Bradley University.
Melinda moved back to Utah in 2009 and is thrilled to be singing with Utah Chamber Artists once again. She is currently working as a studio recording artist for DivineOffice.org and has also returned to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church as an accompanist and cantor. She also sings and plays piano and organ for weddings, funerals, receptions and private parties throughout the Salt Lake City area.