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.
Director of Education, Tina Sayers
Tina Sayers holds a Masters in Music from Manhattan School of Music, and a Bachelor in Music from the University of Redlands in California. A classical soprano, Tina sings with Union Avenue Opera, Winter Opera Saint Louis, and the Bach Society of Saint Louis. She is also an avid recitalist who has a passion for creating and performing education and outreach performances for audiences of all ages.
Tina served on the faculty of Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego for twelve years as an Assistant Professor of Vocal Studies. In 2010 she created the Community Center for the Arts (CCFA), a non-profit arts education and outreach center in south San Diego. Currently, Tina teaches voice at Missouri Baptist University.
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