Melinda Kirigin-Voss

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 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.

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14 thoughts on “Melinda Kirigin-Voss

  1. Melinda is a true blessing to the Liturgy of the Hours Community! May the Lord bless her and her family. She is a Gift from God to us! I just love her inspiring voice as she raises our souls to praise God in prayer!

    • I’m working on transcribing it…it’s going to be a rough approximation…lead sheet with chords. I wonder if there’s a way to get it to Melinda for review & corrections once I have it drafted…?

    • svmolina3,
      Sorry, but we don’t have that sheet music. Melinda had a hand written version of it to perform it, but we have long since lost scratch paper she used.

  2. Melinda Kirigin you have a beautiful and sweet voice. to say in one word that is apt angelic voice. continue praising God. You are really blessed. God bless ur ministry.

  3. I am wondering if you could advise me where I could purchase the sheet music for Psalm 23 by Melinda Kirigin-Voss. I have studied voice at New England Conservatory and would like to be able to sing this prayer as it has very specia meaning to me. Blessings to YOU !

    • @Deacon William Griffin, sfo, I will ask Melinda, but she recorded that song about 10 years ago so we will just have to keep our fingers crossed 🙂

      • I seek sheet music – even a rough scratch of it – for use in accompanying our fraternities’ Liturgy of the Hours.

  4. How may I download a copy of Ms. Kirigin-Voss’ version of the Canticle of Zachariah or Canticle of Mary that I heard her sing last year.

    • We haven’t provided the gospel canticles in a form for individual download, but they will be back on Sundays starting in Easter. We will also consider making them available on iTunes and

      • It is wonderful, that the mp3’s are so readily available. I think I have most of them now. However, can you provide links to sheet music as well for those of us who lead local Liturgy of the Hours?

  5. I especially LOVED the setting of the Lord is My Shepherd which was sung by Melinda. I would like to know if this is available on CD. This psalm has been a source of comfort to me throughout my 60+ years and I would like to have a copy of this to play at times. Blessings !

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