“Sometimes Brad plays his guitar, I play the piano and we sing together. I swear, we’ll wind up being the von Trapp family someday.”
Melanie Moore (BEd 2002 OISE) teaches music, sings and performs several jobs. Brad Tapson has just entered his fourth year of an architecture and visual arts degree at U of T, and attends Victoria College. Brad and Melanie have been a couple for two-and-a-half years and live together within walking distance of the St. George campus.
» Brad and Melaine perform Meaning with TBA.
Now we both sing in the U of T a cappella group TBA. Sometimes in the evenings, Brad plays his guitar, I play the piano and we sing together. You probably think I’m kidding, but I’m not. I swear, we’ll wind up being the von Trapp family someday.
Brad: I grew up in London, Ontario, and Melanie grew up in Truro, Nova Scotia. There’s a 10-year age difference between us; she’s 32, I’m 22. Even though Mel and I grew up half a country and a whole decade apart, we have a lot of the same interests. Along with jazz and a cappella, we both like alternative and Canadian music. In high school, I really liked a folk-rock band called Moxy Früvous from Toronto; she was a big fan, too.
Mel and I are also coffee snobs. We love trying different styles of fair-trade coffee at local shops and brewing a pot at home. I’m always impressed when a person orders their coffee black. We both drink it black and are proud of it.