Get to know megan

Originally from Denver, Colorado, Megan is a one-of-a-kind cellist who is energetic about music and passionate about creation.  Currently based in Northern New Jersey, Megan frequently plays for shows in New York City and throughout North Jersey.  Megan has appeared in many notable venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kauffman Center, and at the Lincoln Center, among others.  When not performing solo or playing a show, Megan frequently acts as a collaborating composer and orchestrator for musical theatre shows and contemporary classical music.  [For more credits, please find a resume on the home page.]  As a member of Maestra and the Musical Theatre Writing Collective, Megan often participates and collaborates on new musical workshops.  

Megan studied contemporary classical music composition under Max Grafe at Montclair State University.  Megan studied Agriculture and Cello Performance at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.  Here, Megan studied cello under Mr. Benjamin Cline and performed under the baton of Maestro Shah Sadikov and Dr. Brian Buckstead.  While a student at Fort Hays State University, Megan studied composition with Dr. Timothy Rolls and served on the Hays Symphony Orchestra Steering and Publicity committees.  Also at Fort Hays State University, Megan worked as the stage manager for the Fort Hays State University Theatre Department and was seen onstage in Pride and Prejudice as Mary.  On the electric cello, Megan has played with metal bands in Colorado and Kansas and continues to seek new opportunities for this instrument.

When not playing or making music, Megan can be found 30 minutes outside NYC in northern New Jersey with their fiancĂ©, Sofia.  Megan enjoys gardening and helping take care of the horses, sheep, and goats.  As a “survival job” Megan works at Basking Ridge Animal Hospital and loves it.  Growing up, Megan was a competitive equestrian, livestock exhibitor, and agricultural advocate. That passion has remained into adulthood.  Megan and Sofia also spend their free time grilling and making new dishes and drinks for friends and family.  Megan and Sofia often adventure around the world and enjoy perfecting the art of photography.

Megan’s immediate family is completed by two cats, Effie Rose and Thumper, a sassy horse named Kilty, and lots of fish and plants.