Meaghan Guterman is a Seattle-based soprano and voice teacher. She serves as a section leader and cantor at St. James Cathedral, has served as a High Holiday and Shabbat soloist at Congregation Shalom in Fox Point, WI, and sings with ensembles including the Mägi Ensemble and Chorosynthesis. She is also pursuing a DMA in Vocal Performance at the University of Washington, and studies privately with Dr. Kari Ragan.
Meaghan works with students of all ages and skill levels, on a wide range of musical styles. Her priority is to help students achieve their personal goals, whether it is learning an opera aria, or a favorite pop song for karaoke night. She works with students to develop optimal vocal function through a holistic, collaborative, and evidence-based approach. She keeps up-to-date with current vocal pedagogy by attending conferences, workshops, and research. She currently teaches voice virtually, in light of COVID-19. Stay tuned for potential outdoor lesson opportunities as the weather improves!
Meaghan is the recipient of the 2022-23 Finish Line Fellowship through the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington to support her dissertation work on Yiddish Operetta and Theater Music, and also received an Opportunity Grant from the Stroum Center to study Yiddish through YIVO. Additionally, she gave an online lecture recital on Yiddish Operetta and Theater Music for the 2022 Limmud Seattle e-Festival. In March 2021, she gave her third and final doctoral recital, a virtual lecture recital entitled "Patronized. This lecture recital highlighted the inequality women composers have faced from the Baroque era through the present, and has intensely studied contemporary scholarship on women composers from 1991-present. She has performed opera arias and scenes for UW Vocal Theatre Works, and presented two other doctoral recitals which included works by Jewish composers Darius Milhaud, Kurt Weill, and arrangements by Nico Castel, and a Bach-focused concert, performing BWV 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen," BWV 211, best known as the "Coffee Cantata", and BWV 209, "Non sa che sia dolore."
Prior to arriving in Seattle, Meaghan maintained a busy performance schedule along with running her private studio. She was a section leader, soloist, and cantor at the Basilica of St. Josaphat, sang with the Milwaukee Chamber Choir, Collegium Ladyes, The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee, and regularly collaborated with the East Side Chamber Players.
Additional engagements include keeping up with her 4 year old and 2 year old daughters.