Fostering the Student Accompanist

Meg Lawless

Mrs. Meg Lawless received her Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mrs. Lawless studied classical voice and jazz vocals under Mark Gilgallon and Nancy Davis Booth, conducting technique under Dr. Eric Stark and Henry Leck, and music education under Dr. Tim Brimmer and Cheryl West. Mrs. Lawless began her career in education teaching middle school choir and band at the Hong Kong International School in China in 2005. During her time in Hong Kong, she also sang lead vocal in the jazz quintet FJQ, with bi-monthly performances in Hong Kong, Wanchai, and the SoHo District. After returning to the states, she has taught all varieties of choir, guitar, world drumming, and musical theater to grades 6-12, first at New Castle Middle School and High School in Indiana, and now at McCracken Middle School in Skokie, Il. Meg’s professional affiliations include the Music Educator’s National Conference, the Illinois Music Educator’s Association, and the American Choral Director’s Association. In her spare time, Meg serves as the substitute conductor for the Indianapolis Youth Chorale. She also teaches guitar and voice privately.

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