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Performance Bio

 Described as "A very good voice...obviously a good musician" (Carole Farley), and said to have "a beautiful voice," (Linda Eder), Megan Kibler is a mezzo-soprano who acts. Originally from the northern US, once performing in her first musical at the age of 11, she knew that music and performance would be essential aspects of her life.  Throughout high school she sang many solos in concerts in school functions and in church, and continued singing during undergraduate, taking more of a focus in music towards the end of her time at the university.

Megan attended the University of Rochester in NY, USA, and graduated Summa Cum Laude, earning two BAs, one in in Music and another in Psychology with Honors. She has also attended acting classes and workshops through The Growing Studio (NYC). Throughout undergraduate, she performed in several talent review shows throughout campus. She performed classical works with several musical groups, such as choral works with the University Chamber Singers and Eastman School of Music’s Women’s Chorus in the Interfaith Chapel and Presbyterian Church of Pittsford. She has sung in the shepherd’s chorus in Amahl and the Night Visitors at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Buffalo NY. As a multi-genre vocalist, she performed pop and contemporary standards as a lead vocalist with No Jackets Required and Trebellious A Cappella group. She performed at the First Niagara Fringe Festival in Rochester, NY, in self-accompanied solo shows covering various pop hits from the 70s and 80s during 2016 and 2017. Her senior recital included selections by Mozart, Donaudy, Faure, Händel, Schubert, and Ighner. 


Megan has performed in recitals held at the National Opera Center of America, including performances of art song and opera scenes. Most notably, she performed the roles of Le Prince Charmant (Cendrillon) at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. She has also performed The Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and The Mistress of the Novices (Suor Angelica) at The National Opera Center of America, Mrs. Nolan (The Medium) at Mentor City Amphitheatre, Mary Teresa (Sister Act) at Kodak Center, and stepsister Gabrielle (Cinderella) at LECOM Stage. In 2020, Megan was a second-round finalist in CS Music’s Classical and Musical Theatre Emerging Professional divisions. In 2020, she performed the role of The Herald in SmashUp Entertainment’s virtual production of King Lear and sang in several virtual concerts throughout the pandemic. In 2021, she released an on-demand multi-genre voice recital through the online platform Anywhere Seat.


In 2021 and 2022, Megan has appeared as an improv actor at Hoopla Impro! and as Margaret White in Carrie the Musical in London, UK. She premiered the roles of the Ms Angelo, Lillian's Mother, and Mother Superior in An Ideal Wife, a new absurdist play. In 2023 she premiered the lead, Bertha, in a new absurdist play, Promethea.

 Throughout her life as an ongoing outreach project, Megan has performed at various nursing homes in different communities in PA. and NY.

Megan also conducts research in music cognition, having obtained an MSc in Music Mind and Brain from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is a current PhD student in the Cognitive Science program in the Music and Mind Lab at Indiana University Bloomington. Her research interests include musical skill acquisition and connection and communication in musical contexts. 

Megan has studied with several teachers and coaches in a variety of genres, and they are all currently working as leaders in the musical theatre, pop, or classical industry.  

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