11.17 Vocal Department Industry Showcase

Gael MacGregor started wailing in church at an early age (by age four she was singing in the choir instead of causing a ruckus in the pews, and by 15, she was playing multiple instruments.) In

the studio and on stage she has sung for both the famous & unknown in many genres. She is an Indie music supervisor. coordinator. and administrator. has penned articles for industry magazines, and is a frequent panelist at conferences, music & film events. Gael has co-authored several produced musicals, sung on an Emmy-winning series, is writing her second non-fiction book, and is co-authoring a series of children’s stories. She also bakes a yummy chocolate chip cookie!

Melanie Taylor was one of Bette Midler’s legendary Harlettes for nearly a decade. Career highlights include performances on Midler’s Emmy-winning Diva Las Vegas, and with Barry Manilow on his Emmy Award-winning special, Manilow: Music and Passion, the Grammys, as well as the 92nd Academy Awards. She has been an in-demand featured vocalist on major world tours, film/ TV & recordings: Steven Tyler, David Foster, John Mayer, Joe Walsh, Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, Chaka Khan, Ashford and Simpson, Billy Preston, Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, Brian Wilson, Dionne Warwick, Melissa Manchester, Aerosmith (album & tour). Melanie is also a Creative Process coach & was selected as a Grammy University mentor in 2022.

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