Teacher Feature: Meghann Welsh

Favorite Food: Fesenjān
Dream Destination: South Island, New Zealand
Favorite Song Right Now: In vain the am'rous flute from Henry Purcell's Ode for St. Cecilia's Day
Spirit Animal:  Hermit Crab

We pride ourselves in having an awesome team of diverse and talented artists teaching at Kalabash and we are so happy to feature one of the newest additions to our family, Meghann Welsh! Meghann is a classically trained soprano with over ten years of experience teaching voice and musicianship. Her teaching is inspired by her love of music and her fascination with the uniqueness and versatility of each human voice. Because of her love of teaching and her broad musical background, Meghann welcomes all styles and skill levels into her studio. Her passion for singing and her solid knowledge of vocal pedagogy make her a confident, warm, encouraging, and high energy teacher. 

Ms. Welsh earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of California, Santa Cruz (2002), her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from San Francisco State University (2009), and her Ph.D. in Music with an emphasis in Integrative Studies and Vocal Performance from the University of California, San Diego (expected 2015). She has taught voice lessons, music history, and musicianship classes at San Francisco State University and UC San Diego.

Ms. Welsh's creative work spans opera, country, blues, jazz, free improvisation, musical theater, and contemporary and baroque chamber music. She is currently a singer and multi-instrumentalist with the old time group, G Burns Jug Band

Meghann is also part of the experimental opera series Glottalopticon and you can join her on Jan 28th as they welcome Australian vocalist Jessica Aszodi and composer/performer Jenna Lyle! Kalabash students and families get tickets for $10! See details below.

Glottalopticon presents: Jessica Aszodi and Jenna Lyle

Australian vocalist Jessica Aszodi and composer/performer Jenna Lyle will make a rare appearance in San Diego on January 28th at Space 4 Art. The centerpiece of the program is Grafter, a new collaborative work for voice and electronics by Lyle and Aszodi that incorporates amplified voices, bodies, and live electronics. The performers interact using samples, both of their voices, choreographed movement and live processing. The piece places energetic focus on the body, altering sonic outcomes through choreographic affectation. Additionally, Lyle and Aszodi will both perform solo pieces. Lyle will perform a self-devised work for her own moving-sounding body and Aszodi will perform Ori Talmon’s Three Visits to Meun, which was premiered recently at Australia’s BIFEM. Both Grafter and Meun received premieres at the Resonant Bodies Festival in New York City to great acclaim.

Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Space 4 Art (325 15th Street, San Diego, CA 92101)

$15, $10 student/senior/military
Tickets available online from Brown Paper Tickets and at the door.