About Melody Claire Hall
She was tragically killed in a car accident in 1996 at the age of 16. Melody was a musician ~ both singer and flautist ~ in her high school. Her hobbies included reading, art and the culinary arts. Her dream was to become a teacher and she was planning on attending the University of North Texas in Denton.
The idea of naming this scholarship was the idea of the first primary donor of this scholarship, Susan Dubois, and Janey is humbled and honored to know that Melody will be remembered in this manner.
Jeannie Miller is a young classical, operatic soprano pursuing her vocal performance degree at Texas Christian University. She currently studies voice under J. David Brock and has also studied with such renowned teachers as Dr. Sheila Allen, Beverly Hoch, and Elizabeth Woollett. She has been a winner in several competitions including the Classical Singer Competition (2014 & 2015), Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition (2015), NATS (2014-2015), and the National YoungArts Foundation (2016), where she had the privilege of studying under Jason Ferrante and Twyla Robinson. She has performed the roles of “Mother” in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, “Gretel” in Humperdincks’s Hansel und Gretel, and “Laurie Moss” in Copland’s The Tender Land, as well as solos in Handel’sMessiah, Saint-Sean’s Christmas Oratorio, Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ, and Nelson and Farrell’s Saviour. Additionally, Jeannie serves on the music faculty at Travis Academy of Fine Arts in Fort Worth, where she coaches her own private voice studio and co-directs their elementary age children’s choir.