Soprano Mela Sarajane Dailey has received recognition in a wide variety of musical genres including opera, oratorio, art song, musical theater, vocal, jazz, gospel, country, and popular music. She has won competitions sponsored by National Federation of Music Clubs, Metropolitan Opera, New York University, Gerda Lissner Foundation, Downbeat Magazine, and Connecticut Opera Guild. In addition to Conspirare, Mela has performed with Dallas Wind Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and has been a soloist with Austin Lyric Opera, Chorus Austin, Spokane Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, and Georgetown Festival. Mela is Director of Contemporary Arts at First United Methodist Church where she leads a monthly Sunday evening service. Mela’s debut CD, Shelter, with Scott Kluksdahl, is available at Amazon and iTunes.