Melinda Mattingly moved to Boulder from New Orleans in 1981 with her husband, a Boulder native. She accepted a job at Boulder Public Library where she had a long career as Head of Reference and Collections. In 1985 she found a musical home in the Bach Festival. She had the privilege of starting her long association with the Festival by singing the St. Matthew Passion under the direction of Margaret Hillis, a transformational experience. Since then, she has sung many of the Festivals and has served previously on the Board. Melinda has enjoyed many years of singing as an oratorio soloist with regional choirs and orchestras and has also has been a member of Ars Nova Singers and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Currently, she is on the Board of The Boulder Center for Performing Arts, dedicated to bringing a performance hall to downtown Boulder, a member of the BVSD National History Day Steering Committee, serves on the Vestry at St. John’s Episcopal Church and is in the Fortnightly Club of Boulder, a club founded by Mary Rippon in 1884.