Voice, Mezzo Soprano
B.A., University of Richmond
M.M., Westminster Choir College
Mezzo soprano Megan Durham, MM, Cert. SVS, RYT-200, serves on the voice faculties of Muhlenberg College, Moravian College and DeSales University. She also works as a Singing Voice Specialist (SVS) in partnership with medical professionals as part of a voice care team to habilitate singers diagnosed with voice disorders. As a certified yoga teacher and YogaVoice® Practitioner, Megan is passionate about how mindfulness based practices allow singers to re-pattern the body's response to fear and trauma. By mitigating unnecessary muscle tension and calming the mind, singers can reveal what is innately beautiful and authentic in the voice by asking not "is it correct?" but rather, is it "free?" In demand as a master clinician, Megan is a frequent workshop presenter for regional and state chapters of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the American Choral Director's Association, as well as college and high school music programs across the United States. Megan holds a Master of Music degree in voice pedagogy and performance from Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from the University of Richmond. She completed her certification in singing voice habilitation with Dr. Karen Wicklund at the Chicago Center for Professional Voice. Megan serves as the President of the Lehigh Valley chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and is a member of the New York Singing Teacher’s Association, the Voice Foundation, VASTA and Yoga Alliance.