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Melody Clutter
Melody Easter-Clutter has been teaching vocal music and directing musicals for over 30 years and is considered a leading expert in coaching young singers. Melody is currently the Music Director for Des Moines Performing Arts Musical Theater children summer camps, vocal and show choir clinician, judge, music conference speaker and presenter, private vocal coach, and author. Melody has published two music teachers curriculums through Alfred Music Publishing called “Ready, Set, Rhythm” and “Class Room Playlist”. She currently has written two more curriculums called “And Suddenly Singing” and “Engaging Your Choir TAKE Five” which are currently at publishers. Ms. Easter-Clutter has been awarded “Impact Award” at the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards, “Golden Apple Award” by Allied Insurance and Iowa’s News Channel 13 and in 2017 she was selected to direct the Iowa Choral Director’s OPUS 7th and 8th Treble Choir. Melody has directed many musicals and her casts have been awarded and honored at the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards. One of her favorite moments as a director was co-directing the selected choir that performed with Kristin Chenoweth at the Des Moines Performing Arts. Melody received her Bachelor of Music Education from Drake University and has taken graduate courses at Arizona State University, Drake University, and University of Northern Iowa.

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