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Workshops & Masterclasses

Megan Ihnen is an educator dedicated to working beyond the confines of the traditional university, collegiate, or conservatory music department. Her work focuses on teaching 21st century skills and disciplines that augment the current assignments and projects of students.

Workshops

MAKE IT RAIN

In this session we break down the process for building and growing your work through logical easy-to-follow steps even while living a busy musician’s life. We also discuss how to stand out from the crowd and dramatically increase your odds of getting booked regularly. Make It Rain covers how to advance through your career levels: Generalist ↠ Specialist ↠ Expert ↠ Authority. The workshop also involves elements like creating digital press kits, building an email list, cultivating a robust personal network and more.

MUSIC TELLS A STORY

For students and music educators alike! Get ready to be theatrical! Megan will be guiding participants through her “Music Tells a Story” program which covers how to build outreach programs that spark interest in classical music. Want to systematically build the classical music pipeline in your community? We will cover that through creating an interactive educational outreach opportunity.

VOWEL SHAPES FOR SINGERS (AND INSTRUMENTALISTS)

Wish you knew more about sounding authentic across your languages? Feeling unsure about French mixed vowels or German umlauts? This workshop introduces participants to the vowel quadrilateral and works to improve understanding and technical application. Vowel efficiency is linked to better tone quality, resonance, and breath control. This workshop is valuable for performers, choral directors, and more.

Masterclass Topics

  • Extended Vocal Techniques for New Music Singers
  • Coaching/Performing the NewMusicShelf Anthology of New Music for Mezzo-Soprano, Vol. 1
  • Stage Presence and New Discipline in Recital Performance
  • Teaching and Performing Rhythmic Accuracy
  • Singing American Poetry
  • Practice Strategies for All Voices

Be on the Studio Class Podcast

Megan Ihnen is a professional mezzo-soprano, teacher, writer, and arts entrepreneur who is passionate about helping other musicians and creative professionals live their best lives. Studio Class is an outgrowth of her popular #29DaystoDiva series from The Sybaritic Singer. Let your emerging professionals be part of the podcast! Invite Megan to your studio class for a taping of an episode. Your students ask questions and informative, fun conversation ensues.

Booking

For booking inquiries in the US, please contact:
Megan Ihnen, Mezzo-Soprano
Email [Subject line: Workshop/Masterclass Inquiry]