Megan Woods Held
Megan Woods Held is a mezzo soprano and choral and general music teacher from Plum Borough, Pennsylvania. She holds a Master’s of Music Education from the University of Akron where she also completed her Bachelor of Arts in Music. While at the University of Akron, Megan was involved in the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and University Singers as well as the semi-professional choir of Northeast Ohio Singers Company. After teaching high school choir in Canton, Ohio, she relocated to the Washington DC Metro area and taught several years of elementary general music and choirs with Fairfax County Public Schools as well as teaching music for the Ivymount School in Rockville, Maryland specializing in their Autism, Model Asperger’s, and Multiple Learning Needs Programs. Megan was a board member and alto section leader of the community choir Six Degree Singers out of Silver Spring, Maryland and continues to arrange choral pieces for the group. Megan returned to Pittsburgh in 2016 and settled back in her hometown of Plum with her husband and children. Since returning to the area, she has been singing with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh as well as teaching private voice and serving as a long-term substitute teacher at the Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School.