about...

Raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Meghan has been pursuing music nonstop since her first piano lesson at the age of 6.  After much music participation in high school, she went on to Hope College knowing she wanted to study music, but unsure of much else.  It was here that she discovered her love for jazz, and began to grow more and more interested in the genre.  After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Music and Spanish and receiving various school awards and accolades, Meghan attended Western Michigan University where she would go on to receive a Master’s degree in Jazz Performance.

 

Since moving to Chicago, Meghan has played and recorded vocals and piano with various projects and artists.  She can be found on Gustavo Cortiñas’ Kind Regards (2022), The Sam Pilnick Project’s Adler Suite (2021), and Emily Kuhn’s upcoming album, Ghosts of Us.  Recently, she made her Chicago Jazz Fest debut singing with Gustavo Cortiñas’ critically acclaimed Desafio Candente.  Meghan has played Chicago venues like Fulton Street Collective, the Jazz Showcase, the Hungry Brain, the Whistler, and the Green Mill, but her music has taken her all over to places including Yellowstone National Park.  In 2020, she received the Luminarts Fellowship for Jazz Voice.

In addition to performing, Meghan also teaches Music Theory at SAE Institute, located in downtown Chicago, along with private lessons in voice and piano.  She has been fortunate enough to study with jazz pedagogues and masters such as Tammy McCann, Jeremy Siskind, Sunny Wilkinson, Brian Coyle, Steve Talaga, and Edye Evans Hyde.

photo taken by the awesome Grace Pisula!