Mel Braun is a versatile performer, equally at home in oratorio, recital, and opera, and always open to new collaborations. As a teacher, Mel heads up the Vocal Program at the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music, University of Manitoba, a program renowned for its collaborative and holistic approach to training singers, and many of his students have gone on to significant careers as performers and teachers. As a music director, Mel looks after the operatic ensembles at the University of Manitoba, as well as working with Winnipeg’s Camerata Nova, a choir devoted to exploring new approaches to choral music making. He is much in demand as an Adjudicator and choral clinician. He has made appearances across Canada in the Masterworks of Bach and Handel, including performances with the Calgary Bach Festival, Edmonton’s Pro Coro, Tafelmusik, Opera Atelier, Symphony Nova Scotia, Guelph Chamber Choir, Winnipeg’s Canzona, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.