Melissa Trevino Keylock
Artistic Director, Executive Director
San Diego North Coast Singers
Director of Brioso and Giocoso
Melissa Trevino Keylock serves as Artistic Director and Executive Director of the San Diego North Coast Singers. She taught eleven years at the Princeton Girlchoir, and previously worked at the American Boychoir School, Rider University, and the Indianapolis Children's Choir. She founded the annual Princeton Girlchoir Children Making a Difference benefit concert, raising over $30,000 for non-profits. She has taught public and private school, including K-12 vocal music and AP Music Theory. Throughout her career, Melissa has served in state and regional leadership positions with the American Choral Directors Association. She holds an undergraduate degree from Wheaton College and a Master of Music from Butler University, where she studied with Henry Leck, and directed the Butler University Women's Glee Club. Melissa completed her Kodály studies at Capital University, and is listed in Who's Who in American Women. She enjoys serving as a clinician and presenter at choral conferences and festivals throughout the United States, including the Elementary Honor Choir of Midwest Region conference for the American Choral Directors Association in February 2024. She is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga and group fitness instructor and enjoys studying fitness and nutrition. Her arrangements and compositions with co-writer Jill Friedersdorf are regularly performed by festival and honor choirs throughout the country, including over thirty pieces published with Chorister’s Guild, Galaxy, Colla Voce, and Hal Leonard Publishing. Melissa and co-writer Jill Friedersdorf enjoy writing commissioned pieces, including the anniversary celebrations of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra and Chorus (2018), and the Winston-Salem Choral Academy (2024).