Dr. Melinda O’Neal


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Syria, Virginia

Early Music Skills & Interests

Conductor, Mezzosoprano

Early Music Affiliations

Advocate, Conductor, Educator, Writer


Conductor Melinda O’Neal has been praised for her “lucid and musical understanding of the score,” “moving and satisfying interpretations,” and her “stylish and clear manner on the podium” by Hugh Macdonald, Berlioz scholar and music critic. She is professor of music emerita at Dartmouth College, where she conducted Handel Society of Dartmouth and Dartmouth Chamber Singers and taught conducting, theory courses and literature courses. She founded and conducted the New Hampshire Symphony Chorus and Sonique of Boston Music Artists. O'Neal is artistic director & conductor emerita of Handel Choir of Baltimore (MD) and author of Experiencing Berlioz (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018).


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