BEATRIZ DE MELLO - Voice and Piano  

(Croton and Mohegan Locations)

Beatriz is a college educator, composer, church musician and performer.  She comes from a diverse musical background and has appeared in venues ranging from unpresumptuous The Bowery Mission to illustrious Carnegie Hall.  After being mentored by some of the great icons in the musical world such as American composer David del Tredici and Jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, Beatriz is now passionate about sharing the love of music with students of all ages.  She presently was appointed vocal coach and choir director at Newark School of the Arts.  Ms. De Mello also sits in the alto section of Westchester-based Taconic Opera, which rehearses at CSPA, in its Croton location.  Holding a special affection for choral music and the landmarks of this outstanding repertory, she hopes to spread an affirmative musical message which is momentous in our day.