- DMA, Performance, University of North Texas
- MM, Vocal Performance, New England Conservatory of Music
- BM, Music, Sam Houston State University
Megan Stapleton is regarded as “an artist of clarity, power, and much expressivity...” (Culture Map). Possessing a warm and agile voice that "shimmers like the moon" (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), Megan's versatility stretches from early music to Mozart, contemporary classical, and musical theater. As an early music singer, she has been a featured soloist with Ars Lyrica, Mercury Chamber Orchestra, Houston’s Bach Society, Lumedia MusicWorks, Austin Troubadours, and various self-arranged one-off chamber ensembles. She is the vocalist of Houston Baroque, which ran three full seasons from 2014-2017, and with whom she released the album “My Soul Sees and Hears” in 2016. With a heart for children, Megan has performed extensively in various children’s programs with Houston Grand Opera, including Opera To Go!, Storybook Opera, and First Songs. Regarded for her comedic timing and “lyrical physicality” (BroadwayWorld.com), Megan has performed three leading roles with Houston’s G&S Society, and the Galveston Symphony Orchestra has welcomed Megan as their soloist on multiple occasions. She is slated to perform ‘Belle’ in the BJU Artist Series production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast next spring.
Megan's professional career began in New England, where she sang with The Boston Early Music Festival, Boston Opera Collaborative, SoHIP, and Boston Metro Opera. She has recorded three new song cycles by Thomas Oboe Lee at WGBH, and has also premiered works by M.C. Warwick and Gregory Spears at Houston Grand Opera. Other credits include performances with Charlottesville Opera, GLOW Lyric Theatre, Kingwood Pops, Greenville Concert Band, and BJU Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Stapleton holds degrees with honors from The University of North Texas (DMA), New England Conservatory (MM) and Sam Houston State University (BM). While working on her DMA, she was a teaching fellow and a protege of Dr. Stephen F. Austin. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Voice Studies at Bob Jones University, where she teaches applied voice, opera workshop, musical theater workshop, vocal literature, and vocal pedagogy.