Featured Artist - Meghan Williams

Meghan Williams, mezzo soprano, has loved singing for as long as she can remember. She began pursuing music at an early age, making her Carnegie Hall debut at 16. She then attended the Hartt School of Music, graduating summa cum laude, and has gone on to receive distinguished recognition for her ability to perform various styles of music with great success. Ms. Williams has appeared with the Connecticut Opera Company, Connecticut Concert Opera, Pennsylvania Lyric Opera Theater, Moravian Opera Theater, and Hartt Opera Theater, performing roles such as Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Mercedes (Carmen), Adalgisa (Norma), and Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte). While singing with Intermezzo Young Artist Program, she was selected to sing the role of Dinah in Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, under the baton of Steven Crawford. She was also awarded the prize of Most Outstanding Vocalist after competing in Toronto, Canada. Ms. Williams’ oratorio and concert credits include appearances as the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Central Connecticut Orchestra and as the soprano soloist for the same work with Shawnee Chamber Orchestra. She has performed as a featured soloist with the West Jersey Chamber Music Society, Vox Renaissance Consort, and the West Hartford Chamber Choir on a tour of Germany, Austria, and Hungary.

In addition to classical music, Meghan Williams has appeared in several musical theater productions. For two years, she performed with Sight and Sound Theaters, starring as The Angel in Ruth, Salome in Behold the Lamb, and as Mary’s Mother in Miracle of Christmas. She has also performed the roles of Lily Craven in The Secret Garden, Sally in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly!, and has been a Disney Cast Member both in New York and Philadelphia.

More recently, Meghan has begun pursuing the love that centers her life, singing Christian music. Last summer, she traveled to Nashville, TN, where she was chosen as a semi-finalist in the Gospel Music Association’s IMMERSE Competition. She regularly performs concerts in churches and other venues in the Tri-State area and is currently in the process of recording her first solo album due to be released in 2011. She is the Alto Soloist at Arch Street United Methodist Church in Philadelphia and maintains a private studio where she teaches voice, violin, and piano.