Meaghan McKay

Meaghan has cultivated within herself a passion for pedagogy in various forms for over 15 years, and has since collected a few university degrees that have helped her to develop her teaching abilities. She has a Master of Music in Voice Literature and Performance from Western University, an Artist Diploma in Voice Performance from Western University, a Master of Arts in Musicology with a Specialization in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Ottawa, and a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Acadia University. Meaghan has a particular proclivity for the research of Music Performance Anxiety in singers. She has presented this research at the 2022 University of Guelph Feminist Theory and Music Conference and has been published in the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations journal. Carefully toeing the line between academe and goofiness, Meaghan has a penchant for meeting the individual needs of her students with a mix of cheer, encouragement, and technical prowess. Meaghan has performed on stage in opera, musical theatre, and solo recitals, behind the scenes as a stage manager and stagehand, and under the stage as a pit orchestra musician. Some of her favourite roles that she has sung include the mechanical doll Olympia in The Tales of Hoffman, the energetic Lucy van Pelt in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and the role of Evangeline in the Canadian Premiere of Gwyneth Walker’s opera Evangeline.