Melinda Steffy is a visual artist and musician with a day job in nonprofit arts administration. She received an MFA in painting from the University of the Arts and has been in numerous art shows across the region. Her current paintings reinterpret music as color patterns. As a singer, Melinda studied voice with Joan Boytim and Anne Gross and has performed and recorded with numerous choirs, including Tower of Song, Shekinah, the Eastern Mennonite University Chamber Singers, the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, and a chamber ensemble recording new hymnal music. Melinda serves as executive director of LiveConnections, a music nonprofit that presents innovative educational performances and adventurous, collaborative concerts.