Musicologie Certified: Level M1
Megan Graves, mezzo-soprano, holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (BM) and University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (MM). She is a student of Dr. Gwendolyn Coleman, and is currently pursuing her Artist Diploma from University of Cincinnati. Graves made her professional debut singing the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018. Since, Graves has continued to sing leading roles in operatic productions of both standard and new repertoire during her undergraduate and graduate studies. In addition to operatic performances, Graves has performed as a soloist in concerts with Eastman Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Rochester Orchestra, Eastman Chorale, Rochester Chancel Choir, and the College-Conservatory of Music’s Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2021, Graves has appeared as a soloist in small concerts and recordings with Cincinnati Opera, including a workshop of Kevin Puts’s opera The Hours. Graves will participate as a chorister in Cincinnati Opera’s 2021 Summer Season.
In addition to classical operatic training, Ms. Graves has experience in musical theatre and contemporary popular music. She believes that a well-rounded musician does not limit their interests, and encourages her students to explore a variety of styles and repertoire. Graves’s teaching centers around the discovery and acceptance of one’s true voice through fun and meaningful collaboration. Through the development of healthy vocal knowledge and technique, she helps her students achieve a thorough understanding of their instrument and how they may use it to express themselves. Graves believes that each individual has a unique voice to contribute regardless of age or experience.