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Megan Lewis / Bio

Having spent many years in the classical arena, in 2011, Megan decided to explore the world of pop music. Since that time, she has composed over 40 original songs and has released four albums- Sea of Passion (2012), Pure Awakening (2013), APEX (2014), and Incandescent Soul (2015). Drawing from her classical roots, she merges both popular and classical elements, creating a brand of music all her own. With soaring melodies, innovative instrumentation and crystal clear vocals, she has thrilled listeners throughout the world.

Education

As a young girl, Megan was trained in the Suzuki piano method and received ballet instruction at Lake Oswego School of Ballet and Central Oregon School of Ballet. During high school, Megan danced with Brigham Young University’s Theatre Ballet Company, studied voice with Norma Ashton and piano with David Glenn Hatch. Additionally, she co-founded and taught at Ballet at the Ridge.

Megan was awarded academic, dance and music scholarships to attend BYU. During the second year of her college studies, Megan joined the Brigham Young University Ballroom Dance Company, under the direction of Lee and Linda Wakefield. Megan’s ballroom honors include first place medals at the British Formation Championships, Nevada Star Ball, Los Angeles Emerald Ball, and Dance Sport International Competition. She also received high honors in the USBDA Standard Ballroom Gold Bar Medals Exam. While at BYU, Megan studied voice with Clayne Robison, choral conducting with Mack Wilberg and sang in University Singers under the direction of Ronald Staheli. Megan was offered a full graduate teaching assistantship at BYU to continue her graduate studies in music and dance.

Teaching

After earning a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, Megan was hired as part-time faculty at BYU, where she taught courses in Private Voice, Class Voice, and Sight-Singing. She also opened her own private voice studio and began teaching dance classes at The Academy of Ballet in Orem, Utah. In 2002, Megan founded and taught at The Music and Dance Studio in Lawrence, Kansas where she taught classes in piano, voice, ballet and musical theater. In 2007, she moved to Houston, Texas where she opened a music studio and also began directing a summer performance camp for teenagers. From 2010 to 2012, Megan taught music and dance courses at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Rogers, Arkansas. While at NWACC, Megan taught classes in Ballet, Ballroom, Zumba, and Voice. In addition to teaching, choral conducting has played a large role in Megan’s musical exploration. She has directed children, teenagers and adults in various choirs throughout the United States.

Performing

Albums: Incandescent Soul, APEX, Pure Awakening, Sea of Passion; Official Music Videos: Heart Unfinished, Lonely Road, Raw Humanity, Crazy Wild About You, Anthem, Pure Awakening, Primal Dance, Dream's Desire, Fading Light, And We Dance, Deep Impulse, Exquisite Love, Sea of Passion; Opera Roles: Cherubino, Nicklaus, Marquise, Pitty-Sing, Buttercup, Duchess, Alisa; Concert Roles: Orfeo, Charlotte, Angelina, Dorabella, Siebel, Adalgisa,Isabella, Dalila, Rinaldo, Carmen, Mallika, Patience, Phoebe Meryll; Tours: United States, England, Scotland, Germany, France and Belgium

About Megan Today
Megan is currently working on her Doctorate in Music Education at Boston University.

General Info

Artist Name
Megan Lewis
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/meganlewis
Genres
Singer Songwriter / Epic Rock / Ambient

Contact Info

Location
Philadelphia, PA

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