Melanie Culina (Assistant Conductor)
Melanie Culina, selected in January 2005 as the orchestra's first volunteer Apprentice Conductor, is an accomplished flute player with an ARCT in flute performance and a McMaster University Bachelor of Music. She has taught music and conducted ensembles in shools, and taught special needs children. Melanie plays flute or trombone, depending on the need in the orchestra. Under the guidance of our Music Director, Melanie assists at sectional rehearsals and conducts the orchestra or small ensembles for occasional church services. Melanie served as Vice-President of the orchestra in 2005-2006.