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 Champaign-Urbana, IL. With Amasong, she produced two CDs of live concert recordings, Bridges of Song (2008) and Everything She Touches Changes (2014). Both recordings feature her arrangements and compositions for women's voices. Meagan's works for chorus celebrate the full spectrum of the voice, and include commissions from Women's Works of Ithaca, NY (2008) and Amasong (2012).In 2014, Meagan founded the Indianapolis World Music Chorus, a non-auditioned ensemble of teens and adults dedicated to learning and performing music from world vocal ensemble traditions with authenticity, respect, and celebration. In 2015, she joined the Indianapolis Women's Chorus as Artistic Director.
Meagan is an adjunct faculty member at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she instructs music students in the Alexander Technique. She maintains active studios teaching Alexander Technique and voice in Indianapolis and Bloomington, Indiana. She travels regionally to present workshops about the intersection of Alexander Technique with performing arts, health, and education. For more information or to contact Meagan, please visit www.sound-direction.com.
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 Worker degree from Loyola University of Chicago (Chicago, IL).
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.