Melinda Kirigin-Voss began her musical career at an early age. At age 5, she was a vocal soloist on the children’s album, “Small Songs for Small Fry.” She later began private piano and organ lessons at age 7. When she was only 11 years old, Melinda was hired as the principal organist and pianist for St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She continued working for the church throughout her teenage and young adult years, was promoted to Assistant Director of Music, and eventually became the Director of Music, a position she held for seven years. Melinda attended the University of Utah and sang with the A Cappella Choir throughout college under the direction of Ed Thompson and Barlow Bradford. She first joined Utah Chamber Artists in 1992 and sang with the choir for nearly 10 years until relocating to Chicago in 2001. While living in Chicago, Melinda was the Director of Music at Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church. She also sang with An Octave Above, a professional 8-member vocal jazz a cappella group, and The St. Charles Singers, a 35-voice professional choir. Melinda studied voice with JoAnn Ottley, Marjo Burdette and Brett Manning, piano and organ with JoAnn Harmon, and has also worked as a private piano instructor. She has recorded three solo CDs, two CDs with An Octave Above and numerous choral CDs.
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. Melinda currently resides in Sandy with her husband, Michael, son, Matthew, and daughter, Madison.