With a life-long interest in the intersection of artistry and education, Meagan Johnson works as an Alexander Technique teacher, choral conductor and voice instructor. Meagan studied voice performance, vocal pedagogy, conducting, and music education at Ithaca College, where she received both Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees. She then completed a 1600-hour teacher certification program at Alexander Technique Urbana (Urbana, IL).
From 2006-2012, Meagan was Music Director of Amasong, the award-winning lesbian/feminist chorus based in Urbana, IL. With Amasong, she produced two CDs of live concert recordings, Bridges of Song and Everything She Touches Changes. Meagan’s compositions celebrate the full spectrum of the adult woman’s voice and have been performed by university and community women’s choruses in several states. In 2014, Meagan founded the Indianapolis World Music Chorus, and joined Indianapolis Women’s Chorus as Artistic Director in 2015.
Meagan teaches Alexander Technique at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and maintains active studios teaching Alexander Technique and voice in Indianapolis and Bloomington, Indiana. A sought-after clinician for choirs and conferences, she regularly presents on the intersection of Alexander Technique with choral singing, performing arts, and music education. For more information or to contact Meagan, please visit www.sound-direction.com.
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Tyler Secor is a native of Warsaw, Indiana and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Music Theory at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Tyler holds a Master of Arts degree in Music Theory from the University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Theory and Composition and Piano Performance from Manchester University (formerly Manchester College, North Manchester, IN), and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Loyola University of Chicago (Chicago, IL). Tyler joined Indianapolis Women’s Chorus in 2014 as accompanist and became Assistant Director in 2017. In addition to his work with IWC, Tyler serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Music Director at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Tyler is an active pianist and specializes in collaborative work with vocalists and choirs. Tyler has accompanied numerous vocal and instrumental recitals and has served as pianist for numerous productions such as Urinetown: The Musical, Carmina Burana, and Don Giovanni. Tyler has studied piano with Dr. James Helton, Dr. Ray Kilburn, Dr. Tze-Wen (Julia) Lin, Dr. Debora DeWitt, and Mr. Alan Chambers. Tyler has also studied vocal coaching with Dr. Meryl Mantione, Dr. Kathleen Maurer, and Dr. Debra Lynn.
Sherry is a native of Indiana and a lifelong lover of music and singing. She attended Anderson University and studied voice with Diana Huntoon. She directed elementary and secondary school music for nearly 10 years and taught music and English on various levels for 20 years in a small private school before pursuing a new career. She now works at Riley Hospital for Children where she serves as a Wellness Lead and Administrative Coordinator for various department heads in Neonatology. She still plays the piano, directs a community handbell choir, and loves singing with IWC, where she serves as Soprano 2 Section Leader and Arts Administrative Assistant. "Singing has given me life, and being a part of IWC has transformed my life in so many ways. Thanks to my IWC family, that which was once reduced to noise within me has been made music again!"