Megan Mellenthien

Instructor of Voice

My Background: I found a love for singing when I was very young. In all my middle school choir concerts, I was always the loudest one (there are some funny videos to prove it)! I didn’t start studying seriously until I was in high school where I sang a lot of Musical Theatre. From there I received my Bachelor’s in Music from Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI and went on to receive my Masters in Music from UNC in May of 2019. I’ve been teaching privately for 5 years and have a love for many different styles of music, which stems from a wide experience during my secondary education.  I have also studied body wellness techniques such as the Alexander Technique that I incorporate into my teaching. I was a music tutor for most of my undergrad for both my peers and surrounding high schools, so I also have group teaching experience teaching music theory, diction, and sightsinging.

 

What I love about teaching: Music changed a lot of things in my life, and many of my music teachers have been the most influential people in my life. My biggest hope is to feed my students love of music and change their worlds like my mentors did for me. When a student has any kind of success, in music or in life, that they share with me, I can’t help but feel happy.

 

One way I help my students succeed and flourish: I strive to help mold healthy, skillfully flexible, and confident singers. No matter what part music plays in their future, or what atmosphere they use their skills, I want them to be able to do it as long as possible, in whatever style they choose, and in a way that makes them feel fulfilled.

 

Performance Experience: I have performed with both my alma maters in their opera productions and choir performances. I have also performed with Boulder Opera in their Children’s Opera. I have done countless musicals with community theatres and have even studied with members of the Wisconsin Barbershop Society!

 

QUICK FACTS

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

My Musical Influences: My dream roles are Adele in “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss II, and Veronica or Heather Chandler in “Heathers” by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe. I am pretty eclectic in the music I listen to, but can never go wrong with a good opera or musical!

Favorite hobby or activity when not teaching or playing music: I enjoy cooking and baking

Favorite food: I live off of the 3 P’s: Popcorn, Pizza, and Pasta.

 


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