Megan holds a Master of Music in Bassoon Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Multiple Woodwinds Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has performed with university and professional ensembles including the University of Illinois Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Champaign Urbana Symphony, Sinfonia Da Camera, Kettle Moraine Symphony, and Wisconsin Philharmonic. While a member of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, she performed with both the Senior Symphony and Chamber Orchestra. In 2012, she traveled with the MYSO Senior Symphony to Prague and Vienna, participating in the Summa Cum Laude Youth Music Festival. Her past teachers include Timothy McGovern, Ted Soluri, and Beth Giacobassi.
Megan enjoys working with students to develop a strong foundation in all aspects of music making. Her pedagogical priorities include establishing solid fundamental skills in note reading, rhythm, intonation, and phrasing. This includes setting goals, creating a consistent practice plan, and fostering a positive learning environment. In addition to standard method books and repertoire, she encourages students to explore other musical styles and interests. She is able to teach her bassoon students how to make and adjust their own reeds. Megan takes joy in seeing her students overcome challenges both musically and personally.