Megan Barrera
Miami, FL
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Megan Barrera

Megan B.

Miami, FL
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have been teaching this subject in combination with singing. Many students forget what they are singing about because there is such an emphasis on technique. However, our ultimate goal as performers is to tell a story. One must react to the music or text as they are portraying a character in a story.

About Megan B.

Cuban-Puerto Rican soprano Megan Barrera is a native of Miami Florida, and is an active performer of both opera and concert repertoire. In 2019, Ms. Barrera was the second prizewinner of the Gabriela Beňačková International Vocal Competition in the Czech Republic. In 2018, Ms. Barrera was the first prizewinner of the Certamen Nuevas Voces Ciudad de Sevilla, Spain. She was also a prizewinner of the Concorso Lirico Premio Koliqi in Milan, Italy and the International Vissi D’arte Competition in the Czech Republic. In 2017, Ms. Barrera was the first prizewinner of the Saint Petersburg Opera Guild Competition in Florida and the Rochester Oratorio Society Classical Idol Competition in New York. In 2016, Ms. Barrera was awarded the Munday Encouragement Award at the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition. Ms. Barrera has also been awarded a grant from the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust.

Ms. Barrera was recently seen and given great acclaim in recital with pianist Francisco Soriano in Festival Musical de Cádiz, Spain and Amor a la Música Espacio Turina, Seville, Spain. This past summer Ms. Barrera toured a Music of the Americas Recital with pianist, Dr. João Paulo Casarotti. They performed in London, Lisbon, and different cities in Brazil. Ms. Barrera also made her Alhambra Orchestra debut in Miami, FL, and she was recently heard as one of the fairies in the Miami City Ballet Balanchine’s production of A Midsummer Nights Dream.

In 2020, she will make her debut with Divadlo J.K. Tyla Plzni, Czech Republic, singing Micaëla in Carmen. Ms. Barrera will also get to sing the four heroines in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann with Opéra Louisiane. Special mention deserves her next debut at the Teatro de la Maestranza of Seville in La Traviata, as the winner of the Nuevas Voces Certamen prize, which also includes concerts with Orquesta Ciudad de Granada and Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla. In 2021, Ms. Barrera will also debut with Thüringen Philharmonic in Germany and Kraków Philharmonic in Poland.

Ms. Barrera holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree and a Master of Music Degree from Louisiana State University where she was the recipient of a full tuition scholarship. She completed her Bachelor of Music Degree at the University of Miami where she was also a recipient of the Bertha Foster full tuition scholarship.

Reviews

Write a Review
5.0
4 Reviews
5
100%
4
0%
3
0%
2
0%
1
0%
andrea M.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Megan is awesome! She is patient and very knowledgeable. I'd recommed her to anyone.

Posted Jun 18, 2015
Dale W.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Great sessions very informative and helpful Megan is a great instructor

Posted Jun 11, 2015
Patrick E.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Highly recommended! She is very talented!

Posted May 29, 2015
Jacques
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Best instructor to date! Looking forward to our experience with her!

Posted Apr 19, 2015

Photos & Videos

5 Photos & Videos

Experience

Guest Artist
Jul 2019 - Jul 2019

FIMUS de Campina Grande, Brazil

Lecturer and guest artist during a week long master course in vocal development for voice majors at the University.

Substitute Music Teacher
Nov 2017 - Jan 2018

Algeria Kita GmbH Berlin, Germany

Assignments include organizing lesson plans and teaching elementary music to pre-school students ages 24 months to 5 years old.

Actor/Host
Jan 2016 - Jun 2017

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

Private Voice Teacher
Aug 2016 - May 2017

New World School of the Arts

Assignments include teaching applied voice to high school students that attend NWSA, and adjudicating college students juries.

Performer and Co-founder
Apr 2016 - Apr 2017

Distilled Opera

A local opera series in partnership with Villain Theater in Little Haiti, bringing button-down classical music experiences to new audiences and venues.

Camp Idol Coordinator
Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

Fun Camps at University of Miami Campus

Assignments include organizing activities relating to acting, singing, and dancing. Working with children from ages 5 to 12.

Apprentice Artist
Dec 2015 - Mar 2016

Sarasota Opera

Professional Chorister for the winter season, also apprentice artist performing outreach.

Part-time Faculty Member
Jul 2014 - Jan 2015

Miami-Dade College

Adjunct Professor teaching music appreciation, and Sight singing/Theory Aural Skills

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Aug 2011 - May 2014

Louisiana State University

Taught private voice and diction classes

Singer
Oct 2006 - May 2008

Florida Grand Opera

Professional Chorister for two seasons

Education

Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice
Aug 2011 - May 2014

Louisiana State University

Master of Music in Voice
Aug 2009 - May 2011

Louisiana State University

Bachelor of Music in Voice
Aug 2005 - May 2009

University of Miami

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Awards

Second Place Award
Oct 2019

International Vocal Competition Gabriela Beňačková

Semifinalist
Sep 2019

VII Concurso Internacional de Canto Alfredo Kraus

Semifinalist
Sep 2018

IX Leyla Gencer Voice Competition in Istanbul, Turkey

Finalist
Jun 2018

XIV Concurso Internacional de Canto Luis Mariano in Irun, España

First Place Award
May 2018

XV Certamen Nuevas Voces Ciudad de Sevilla

Third Place Award
Apr 2018

Rotary Club Milano Lirica Premio Koliqi

Third Place Award
Mar 2018

The Sixth International Singing Competition Vissi D’arte

First Place Award
Apr 2017

Saint Petersburg Opera Guild Competition

Munday Encouragement Award
May 2016

Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition

Encouragement Award
Apr 2015

St. Petersburg Opera Guild

Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant
Sep 2011

Anna Sosenko Foundation

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jul 2014
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.
American Guild of Musical Artists
Aug 2006
An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

Let Our Student Counselors Help You

We can match you with the perfect teacher and take care of all your scheduling needs.
Reserve Your Spot
Acting
change subject
  • {{ subject.value }}
{{ (view.locations.length > 1) ? 'Select a ' : '' }} Lesson Location
Other lesson locations may be too far away. show all
Megan's Availability
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fri
Sa
Su
Mornings
{{ time }}
Afternoons
{{ time }}
Evenings
{{ time }}
Time Zone:
Megan's {{ (view.location && view.location.isStudio) ? 'Studio' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isTravel) ? 'In-Home' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isOnline) ? 'Online' : '' }} Lesson Pricing
{{ rate.duration }} minutes
${{ rate.rate }}
{{ view.loadingText }}
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

Recently Viewed