Executive Director, Melissa Payton
Melissa Payton graduated from Missouri Baptist University with a degree in Vocal Performance. Shortly after graduation, she joined the Bach Society as their Soprano Young Artist in 2004 and continues to sing in the Chorus today as a Principal Singer. Melissa accepted the position of Executive Director in the Spring of 2013 and is excited about contributing to the success of the organization in her new role. A native of Florissant, Missouri, Melissa now resides with her husband and daughter in Olivette.
Executive Assistant, Rachel Jones
Rachel Jones joined the administrative team with the Bach Society in 2017. She currently holds the position of Executive Assistant and is a volunteer first soprano with the Chorus. Her background is in education, and she has held positions teaching English, Business Skills and Intercultural Communication. While living abroad for twelve years in Switzerland, France and Germany she gained invaluable experience singing in choruses all over the world. A native of Sycamore Hills, Rachel, her partner and three children are now settled in St. Louis County.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Douglas H. Wilton, Chair
James Chalmers, Vice Chair
Andrew V. Wuellner, Treasurer
Aaron Chickos, Secretary
Keith Fredlund, Chorus President
J. Michael Clear
Anne von der Heydt
Deane H. Looney
Jan and Katy VerHagen