A Little Hello

Hello, friends! It has been some months since my last post, so here is a little update! During this strange post-2020 era, life has been pretty unpredictable. (Alas, is there anyone on the planet whose life has not been unpredictable in the past year and a half?) I defended my dissertation two days before the nation shut down (minimizing gigs and academic jobs). I was so happy to finish my...

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Between Movements - Musicians & Identity

Musicians & Identity A few months ago, I spoke with my friend, Josh Vigran, on his fantastic podcast, Between Movements. (I highly recommend that you subscribe!) We visited on the topics of Musician Identity and The Myers Briggs Personality Test. We had a stimulating conversation (as we always do), and I am happy to share it with you. I enjoyed being a guest on Between Movements, and I look forward to...

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Voice Lessons

To prospective students: I am offering voice lessons exclusively online for the time being. This gives us the freedom to work together no matter where you are in this world! That is truly amazing. Lessons will be conducted via Zoom or FaceTime. To receive a listing of lesson rates and other details, please email me at [email protected] I look forward to working with you! Sincerely,Dr. Megan Stapleton...

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DMA Diploma Pics!

DMA Diploma Pics!

Two months ago, I completed my doctoral degree. Yay! Sadly, I didn't get to commence due to the pandemic. So here are some celebratory diploma pictures, instead! Thanks to my family and friends for their unwavering encouragement and support! While the pandemic continues to affect all of our lives, I am offering online voice lessons and producing my own performances with high-level recording equipment. I'm also picking...

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SGN

SGN

Some Good News! Despite this strange chapter of existence that is Covid-19 Quarantine, this is shaping up to be a time of silver linings, including big goals achieved, new goals created, new professional relationships formed, and an impending transition to an unknown new chapter. I’m happy to share all my good news! My first item of good news is that I have COMPLETED MY DOCTORATE! Woohoo! Commencement, previously scheduled fo...

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Olomouc Baroque Festival

Olomouc Baroque Festival

Late July through early August promises an international adventure as I cross the ocean to perform two operas at the Olomouc Baroque Festival, including Bononcini's Proteo Sul Reno, and a newly completed version of the very first opera in history, Peri's Dafne. This rendition of Dafne was edited and completed by Vit Zouhar. More details to come! http://baroko.olomouc.eu/en/...

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My 2nd DMA Recital

My 2nd DMA Recital

It has been a wonderful year of growth and joy at UNT. On April 22nd, I gave my second doctoral recital, presenting a program of arias by Handel and Mozart. I had a fantastic chamber ensemble for the Handel portion of my program, comprised of seven instrumentalist friends who play with generous spirit and easy camaraderie. We had a great time preparing a small selection of Handel's beautiful oratorio and...

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Du bist wie eine Blume

Du bist wie eine Blume

Du bist wie eine Blume Schumann's "Du bist wie eine Blume" turned into my theme song this semester. I assigned it to many of my students and enjoyed watching them evolve and grow with the piece throughout the semester. It is ideal for learning legato, refining diction, and establishing an open throat. I, myself, tackled this song in my Analytical Performance theory class. The...

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My Happy Place

My Happy Place

HAPPY PLACE(S)Another performance season approaches and another school year is imminent! Thanks to the option of summer classes, I have managed to complete half of my doctoral coursework in one year, maintaining a 4.0 and enjoying every minute! School is my happy place. :) Come to think of it, I have always considered the stage to be my happy place. I used to pursue...

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