about...

Hello!  I'm Meghan.  I've been pursuing music since I was little, and thinking about it pretty much nonstop since my first piano lesson when I was 6.  I grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, where, after grade school piano lessons, I participated in my high school orchestra and choir, and directed the student-led a cappella ensemble my senior year.
In college, I became interested in jazz, studying piano and voice with Steve Talaga, Edye Evans Hyde, Dr. Brian Coyle, and Dr. Robert Hodson.  In recognition of my participation and leadership in numerous jazz ensembles, I received the Jazz Jury Award and the Senior Jazz Award, along with the Music Senior Seminar Award for my capstone research project (using various music theory techniques to analyze a Coldplay album).    

Afterwards, I attended Western Michigan University, where I obtained my M.M. in Jazz Performance.  While there, I participated in the Downbeat-Award winning ensemble Gold Company along with numerous other groups, and has had the distinct pleasure of singing and studying with artists such as Peter Eldridge, Andrew Rathbun, Greg Jasperse, Keith Hall and Matthew Fries.  I've also studied with legends like Sunny Wilkinson, Tammy McCann, and Jeremy Siskind.

These days, I can be found in the Chicago area playing with various jazz ensembles, including my duo project with bassist Matthew Epperson, the Sam Pilnick Project, and Gustavo Cortinas Kind Regards Project.  Recently, I won the 2020 Luminarts Fellowship for Jazz Voice.  

I'm currently working on my first songwriter album, as well as continuing to record and play jazz all over the Chicago area!