Megan Beugger

Megan Beugger

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Megan Grace Beugger received her PhD in music composition from SUNY University at Buffalo, where she was a Presidential Fellow. She is interested in finding situations that highlight the physicality of making sound, and the physical nature of the performers’ bodies themself, often creating art that sits on the borderline between music, dance, visual art, and performance art. Her music has been performed at festivals such as June in Buffalo, Qubit Noise Festival in NYC, the Munich Philharmonic Gasteig new music series, Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, SICPP in Boston, and the MATA festival in New York. She has worked with musicians such as the JACK quartet, Lucas Fels, Dal Niente, Ensemble SurPlus, saxophonist Ryan Muncy, ICE, cellist Katinka Kleijn, and dancer/choreographer Melanie Aceto. She has taken lessons and presented her music in master classes with composers including Jo Kondo, Chaya Czernowin, Steven Takasugi, Amnon Wolman, Kaija Saariaho, Rand Steiger, Lei Liang, Oliver Knussen, Augusta Read Thomas, John Harbison, Brian Ferneyhough, and Pauline Oliveros. In 2010, she graduated cum laude from Northwestern University with departmental honors. Her principal teachers have been Robert Ian Winstin, Aaron Travers, Aaron Cassidy, Lee Hyla, Chris Mercer, Marcos Balter, Jay Alan Yim, and David Felder. Megan has taught and designed courses in theory, musicology, and composition at the University at Buffalo, the Walden School in New Hampshire, and is currently teaching theory and composition at Midwest Young Artists.