Upcoming Events

Symphonic Hollywood - The Music of Lee Holdridge

October 7, 2021

Megan joins Grammy award-winning conductor Richard Kaufman as he returns for the Annual BJU Homecoming Concert to conduct the University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a wide-ranging program of music from the pen of Hollywood composer Lee Holdridge, including the world premiere of Fantasy Chorale: A Journey of Joy and Hope, commissioned especially for this performance. Megan will sing the beautiful aria, “I am Home,” from Holdridge’s Concierto Para Mendez.

Location: Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium, Bob Jones University
Time: 7:30 EST

Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass

October 29, 2021

Andrew Huish leads the BJU Chorale in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, with Megan resonating the soprano solos, including the dynamic and vigorous opening Kyrie!



Recent Events

Twenty-Four

August 1, 2021 Place: Sam Houston State University

Renowned tenor Tony Boutte presents a brand new full-length opera, comprised of music from the most well-known anthology in classical singing, 24 Italian Songs and Arias. This new opera will be workshopped by Megan, Tony, and their colleagues in early August.

Photo from another baroque opera production: Charpentier’s Orphee aux Enfers, with The Boston Early Music Festival

Harmony in the Air

July 16, 2021 Place: Bush Intercontinental Airport

Megan Stapleton joins pianist Paul English at Bush Intercontinental Airport, offering an afternoon of live music through the Houston Airports performing arts program, “Harmony in the Air.”
Time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Place: The Terminal Art Collector Gallery, in Terminal A.


About Face

June 26, 2021

Megan joins her friends at The Houston G&S Society for an evening of tomfoolery as the gang steps into each other's shoes! Could Mabel finally get her chance to rule the seven seas??? For it is, it IS a glorious thing to be a pirate king!


www.gilbertandsullivan.org

On Broadway

March 6, 2021


Megan joins The Baytown Symphony Orchestra in a concert of Broadway songs on Saturday, March 6th. Stay tuned for further details!

Update: Unfortunately, this concert has been cancelled due to various circumstances relating to Covid safety, combined with complications from the recent Texas snowstorms.

Resident Teaching Artist at McNeese

January 11, 2021 Place: McNeese State University

This spring, Megan will serve as Resident Teaching Artist at McNeese State University, providing students in the Department of Voice with supplemental voice lessons, master classes, and lectures. Lecture topics will include Musician Identity, Building Strong Voices, Vocal Health and Longevity, Straw Phonation, Career Strategy, and other discussions regarding performing arts health and vocal pedagogy. 

Looking Back at Orpheus

November 29, 2020 Place: Boston Early Music Festival


For their traditional Thanksgiving weekend feast, the Boston Early Music Festival opens a treasure trove of video archives for the first time to share FREE streaming broadcasts of two productions inspired by the Orpheus legend from our GRAMMY Award-winning Chamber Opera Series! Please tune in on November 29, 2020 at 3pm to watch a double-bill featuring Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers.

Playing the role of Daphne/Guyot, this was Megan’s first professional opera production back in 2011. She reprised the role with BEMF when they revived the production in 2013. It remains one of her most treasured memories.

These broadcasts will be freely available for a limited time on YouTube – subscribe to BEMF’s YouTube channel today! Be sure to watch for additional new videos, including documentaries on the making of each production, video lectures, and a 30-minute excerpt from BEMF’s 2017 fully staged production of Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise, featuring an Orpheus-themed “opera-within-an-opera” attended by the characters of the larger story.

Houston Baroque

November 1, 2020

After a three-year hiatus, Houston's smallest baroque chamber ensemble is returning for a new season. With a fresh feel, HB's mission is to invite audiences into an intimate and transformative experience of the senses. The ensemble plans to release a recorded musical offering this fall, to help tide over the listening community as we all await the pandemic's end. Then, be on the lookout next spring as Houston Baroque hosts its first live performances since 2017. 

Lecture on Musician Identity at UNT

October 13, 2020 Place: Online at The University of North Texas

This fall, Megan will begin a virtual tour of her lecture on musician identity, a hot topic about which so many musicians crave to understand more. In timeless "heal thyself" fashion, Megan digs into identity theory, athletic identity research, and the existing research on musician identity, which yet remains limited. She walks the audience through common elements of the musician experience, equipping listeners with greater enlightenment and empowerment for navigating their own journeys. 

To book this lecture at your high school or university, contact <[email protected]>.

Disney with The Milal Orchestra

August 8, 2020

On August 8th, The Milal Orchestra will present a virtual concert of Disney songs, on which Megan will perform "A Whole New World" together with baritone Brock Johnson. The mission of this unique orchestra is to embrace and include artists with disabilities. Megan is honored to perform with them on this special concert. While Covid continues to shake our world, the arts continue to be a source of light and joy, displaying the stubborn resilience and hope of the human spirit.

Check out this performance on August 8th by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/Milal...

Olomouc Baroque Festival

July 27, 2020 Place: Czech Republic

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/

Update: Sadly, Covid-19 has wiped out my summer plans to perform in the Czech Republic. I am rallying with new ventures, while holding onto a sliver of hope that my Olomouc performances may be rescheduled next year. Onward and upward!