With a life-long interest in the intersection of artistry and education, Meagan Johnson works as an Alexander Technique teacher, choral conductor, voice instructor, singer, and composer. She holds a Master of Music in voice performance and Bachelor of Music in voice performance and music education from Ithaca College. Following her music studies, Ms. Johnson completed a 1,600 hour teacher-certification program at Alexander Technique Urbana (IL).
Ms. Johnson is an adjunct lecturer at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she instructs music students in postural coordination and 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. In 2015, Meagan Johnson was appointed Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus. She is also the founding director of the Indianapolis World Music Chorus.
From 2006-2012, Ms. Johnson was Music Director of Amasong, the award-winning lesbian/feminist chorus based in Champaign-Urbana. With Amasong, she has 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 chorus. Meagan Johnson’s works for chorus celebrate the full spectrum of the voice, and include commissions for Amasong and Women’s Works.
As a voice teacher, she guides singers toward free vocal development, drawing on her dual training in Alexander Technique and vocal pedagogy to empower the whole singer toward artistry with excellence. Ms. Johnson has appeared in recital and oratorio performances throughout the Midwest, including Alexander’s Feast and Solomon with the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, and is an avid interpreter of 20th century and new music.
Meagan Johnson also enjoys working with dancers, helping both amateur and professional dancers to regain poise and freedom that make moving expressive and fulfilling. Ms. Johnson resides in Indianapolis, where she balances parenting, teaching, and exploring new musical frontiers.