voice, opera coaching, musical theater
Soprano Morgan M. Myers is a native of Tennessee but has lived in Winchester, Virginia since 2016. She received a Bachelor of Music from Middle Tennessee State University in 2015 and a Master of Music in Voice Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory in May of 2018. Currently, Ms. Myers holds a full teaching assistantship at Shenandoah where she is continuing her studies for a Doctor of Musical Arts degree.
As a performer, Ms. Myers was most recently seen as Valencienne in Shenandoah’s production of The Merry Widow . Other roles she has performed include Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Toronto Summer Opera, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, and the first spirit in Die Zauberflöte. She is also a choral section leader and director of the youth choir at First Presbyterian Church of Winchester and an active concert soloist in the Mid-Atlantic area. Her current engagements include preparation of a series of modern one person operas with the aim of creating awareness of the changing trends of the traditional operatic stage.
Along with performing, Ms. Myers has a passion for pedagogy. After graduating in 2015, she worked as the assistant director of Middle Tennessee State University’s Opera Department under the supervision of H. Stephen Smith. She held a successful voice studio in Murfreesboro, TN from 2013-2015 and currently, in Winchester, VA and surrounding areas.
“Throughout my journey to becoming an artist educator, the most significant influencers on my growth have been the mentors who encouraged me to reach outside of the box. As a teacher, it is my responsibility to introduce students to new materials while encouraging them to create their own pathways to understanding. I believe in a flexible manner of instruction that allows room for innovative thinking, nonetheless holding everyone, myself included, to high standards, by teaching with directives towards specific goals. My teaching philosophy is continuously evolving and regularly calls for refinement and adaptation to incorporate new information, skills, and creative pedagogical techniques. I practice attentiveness to students’ diverse proficiencies and temperaments, in hopes of developing their strengths while challenging their growth. With continuous educational progress in mind, I am committed to cultivating knowledge by approaching material with various teaching strategies and assessments; thus, equipping students to explore the possibilities of multiple perspectives and inspiring them to reach beyond their own experiences to expand their skills.”