Executive Director: Melissa Payton
Melissa Payton graduated from Missouri Baptist University with a degree in Vocal Performance. Shortly after graduation, she joined The Bach Society as their Soprano Young Artist in 2004 and continues to sing in the Chorus today as a Principal Singer. Melissa accepted the position of Executive Director in the Spring of 2013 and is excited about contributing to the success of the organization in her role. A native of Florissant, Missouri, Melissa now resides with her husband and daughter in Olivette.
Executive Assistant: Rachel Jones
Rachel Jones joined the administrative team of The Bach Society as Executive Assistant in 2017; she is also a volunteer first soprano in the Chorus. Her background is in education, and she has held positions teaching English, Business Skills and Intercultural Communication. While living abroad for twelve years in Switzerland, France and Germany she gained invaluable experience singing in many choruses. A native of Sycamore Hills, Rachel, her partner and three children are now settled in St. Louis County.
Chorus Librarian: Samantha Arten
Stage Manager: David Cox
Bach Talk Host & Producer: Ron Klemm
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Anne von der Heydt, Chair
Megan Flaskamper, Vice Chair
Andrew V. Wuellner, Treasurer
José Silva, Secretary
Scott MacDonald, Chorus President
John Michael Clear
Deane H. Looney