Melynda Burdette Wintrol has been a vocalist and musical theatre performer, teaching artist, vocal coach, and arts administrator for over 20 years. Originally from Frederick, Maryland, Melynda is a graduate of The Catholic University of America’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music holding a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre. Melynda went on to earn her Master of Science in Nonprofit and Association Management.
During her studies at CUA Melynda, a classically trained mezzo-soprano, was selected to represent the school in Italy and perform a private papal audience for Pope John Paul II. Melynda has studied under Cathie Porter-Borden, Dr. Janette Ogg, Maureen Codelka, and N. Thomas Pedersen.
Melynda has performed off Broadway, on tour and in regional theatres across the country. A member of three Helen Hayes Award nominated ensembles, Melynda has performed with the Tony award winning Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, American Family Theatre, Washington Savoyards, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, Shawnee Playhouse, Prather Entertainment Group, Venus Theatre, Pallas Theatre Collective, Riverside Center, Workhouse Arts Center, and Toby’s Dinner Theatre.
Melynda is currently the Director of Standing_O with Ovations Theatre and serves as the Interim Production Manager at Maryland Ensemble Theatre. Melynda has been a member of the education team at Olney Theatre Center, The aCHIeve Project, Adventure Theatre MTC, Drama Learning Center, Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Dance Unlimited, and Urbana Dance. Melynda currently maintains a private voice studio out of her Ijamsville home.