Mezzo-soprano Melanie Zayas Regan studied at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where she earned both her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Voice. Upon completing her Masters degree she took the position of applied voice instructor at St. James School. In the past four years her position has grown to encompass not only applied instruction but also leading choir sectionals, coaching musicals, assisting in the planning of choir tours, and many other tasks that come up along the way. In 2007 she founded the Saint James Boy’s Ensemble, a group that specializes in close harmony a cappella works with selections ranging from 18th century polyphony to modern pop. In addition to her role as teacher and private voice instructor, she is an active performer both locally and throughout the eastern region of the U.S.