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Choral Clinician 

  • Preparation for an upcoming performance.

  • Specific work on vocal production, expression, diction, blend, balance, artistry, musical affect and connection of singers across ensemble.

  • Mock adjudicator with feedback and rehearsal strategies / tips to enhance your performance 

Guest Conductor 

  • Community

  • County

  • Honors Choirs


  • County Choir Auditions

  • District Choir Auditions

  • All State Choir Auditions

  • State Assessments 

  • Adjudications 

Vocal Coach /

Music Director

  • Contemporary A Cappella

  • Musical Theatre

  • Classical

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Music for


in Your Ensemble

  • Restore & renew musical goals and  across the ensemble.

  • Learn how the music raises your collective vibration to a state of well-being

  • Create ensemble practices that foster well-being for every singer 

  • Engage in meditation using music and experience instruments that bring as sense of calm to the body. 

  • Learn the art of improvisation and how to create music with intention. 

Engage, Elevate, Empower™ Workshop

  • Engage in mind, body, voice work 

  • Learn the art of storytelling within performance  
  • Learn how to shake off stage fright and limit music performance anxiety 

  • Engage in empowering practices that will inspire resilience, confidence and successful performance 

Audition Preparation or Masterclass

  • Musical Theatre 

  • Contemporary A Cappella 
  • Honors choir 

  • All workshops are customizable and  support professional, community and school based performers & ensembles. 

  • Prices for services will vary based on the type, length, and budget. Click "Contact Me" above to inquire and schedule services.



I am pleased to announce we have new supplemental studio offerings for all Melodia Students! 


Elevate your next audition with customized, personal instruction in audition preparation for theatre auditions, musical theatre auditions, opera auditions, performances, stage presence, acting skills, and artistry. 


Instructors are available by appointment only. Contact Rita to add this amazing opportunity on to your studio sessions, as well as for instructor availability and rates. 

Carolyn Burke is originally from Connecticut where she studied at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts for dance and then at the University of Connecticut for theater. Before relocating to Northern Virginia she performed at regional CT theaters and directed and choreographed as well.

Past Director/Choreography Credits:

Marvelous Wonderettes, Freaky Friday, High School Musical, Guys and Dolls, Legally Blonde, Bye Bye Birdie, The Boyfriend. Acting credits: NextStop Theatre, VA: Shrek, Singin' in the Rain, Catch Me if You Can, Wedding Singer, Lucky Stiff. Creative Cauldron, VA: And the World Goes 'Round. CT: Ivoryton Playhouse, Connecticut Repertory Theater, Playhouse on Park.


Training: Stella Adler Studio of Acting, NYC.


Jenny Girardi has been performing all over the D.C. area since her youth. She received her B.A. in theater from George Mason University with a concentration in acting, and studied classical ballet, jazz and modern dance at the Classical Ballet Academy and Theatre of NoVa, George Mason University and the Mark Morris Dance Company.


While at GMU, Girardi participated in the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival, spent a semester abroad studying theater in London’s West End, and performed in Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival. While living in New York City, she studied under Maggie Flanigan at The Maggie Flanigan Studio and was accepted into William H. Macy’s Atlantic Acting School’s conservatory program.


In the D.C. area, Girardi has taught acting, improv and movement at Dodgeball Theatre Company, acting and Broadway dance at the Classical Ballet Academy and Theatre, and has choreographed and coached high school students all over Northern Virginia. She ran the theatre program at South Lakes High School during the 2021/22 school year, where the spring musical won seven Cappies Awards. Jenny is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Eastern Medicine, with the goal of ultimately treating artists holistically with focus on the mind/body connection.

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