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Instructor Bios for the Accent Reduction Institute
Dr. Megan Besley
D.M.A and M.A. degrees in Voice Performance at the University of Michigan
, and her
B.M in Music Education from Northern Illinois University
music studies she
learned to speak and translate multiple languages (Italian, German and French) and studied diction in many others (Spanish, Czech, Russian, Swedish, and Mandarin), training her
fine ears in the nuances of language.
professional singing pursuits have also allowed her
to travel and experience many different cultures.
Megan has been an accent reduction specialist for many years, and loves using her education and experience to give others the ability to modify their production of sounds.
finds it incredibly gratifying to help people of all language backgrounds become more skilled and confident speakers.
In addition to her work as an accent reduction specialist, Megan has performed professional engagements as a soprano soloist with opera houses and symphonies such as Florida Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Palm Beach Symphony and Omaha Symphony; and has taught singing and diction (German, French, Italian) as an Adjunct Professor at New York University and Harold Washington College in Chicago.
When not teaching, Megan
enjoys travel, the arts, spending time with her
family, and outdoor activities.
Megan Besley, who appeared ...
Megan Besley, who appeared with the Chorus for its summer pops program in 2008, will be joining the cast for her first Twelfth Night as the heroic Captain Maren.
She's a faculty member at New York University and has appeared with many regional opera companies, including Glimmerglass, Florida Grand Opera and Opera Omaha.