School of Performing Arts



Vocal training.


Mollie Tatum

Mollie Tatum holds her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance, as well as her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education (emphasis in both flute and voice) from the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music (2010, 2008). She holds her Tennessee State Teaching License in K-12 Music Education, (both Choral and Instrumental Emphasis). Mollie studied voice with Dr. Pamela Gaston, (University of Memphis; 2004-2010), voice and piano with Mrs. Rose Mary Anderson, flute with Mr. Bruce Erskine (University of Memphis; 2004-2008) and Mrs. Valerie Bachelor, and choral conducting with Dr. Lawrence Edwards (University of Memphis; 2007-2010). Mollie has taught private voice and flute at the Bellevue School of Performing Arts for over 14 years, and has served as choral and flute ensemble director for various choirs and ensembles in the area.

Mollie performs regularly as a soloist for various choirs and ensembles in the Memphis area. She especially enjoyed her role as Maria in the Harrell Theatre’s production of The Sound of Music, for which she received an Ostrander Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Through recitals, competitions and ministry venues, Mollie aims for her students to grow in their love of music and the Lord, to find their “core sound”, to sharpen their individual skills to the very best of their ability, and to become comfortable in using their gift to bless others and glorify the Lord! Mollie enjoys spending time with her husband Ben, two precious boys Daniel and Samuel, and her adorable little girl Emily.

Melanie King

Melanie has taught with the School of Performing Arts at Bellevue since 2016. Before she arrived at the SPA, she attended The University of Tennessee at Martin where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music in the fall of 2014. During her time at UT Martin, she sang with the Jackson Symphony, Paducah Symphony orchestra, and the Memphis Festival Singers. She also was an active member of the Choral program at her Alma mater of Cordova High School from 2005-2009. She now sings with the Memphis Symphony Chorus who collaborates with its counterpart – the Memphis Symphony Orchestra – at least twice a year. She has been a member of the Memphis Symphony since 2015. Melanie is a devoted singer to the art of music and desires to bless and encourage others through the gift and craft of singing.

Sean Pan

Sean Pan was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. After finishing his Master’s Degree in Opera Performance at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, he pursued a brief singing career in Taiwan while teaching music full time at the National Taiwan University of Arts and Chungyu Institute of Technology in Keelung, Taiwan.

Kari Sanders