Since joining the USCG Band in 2010, Musician 1st Class Megan Weikleenget, soprano, has performed for audiences across the United States. A versatile performer, MU1 Weikleenget has showcased musical styles ranging from Classical to Musical Theater to Jazz. She has performed at the International World Symphonic Band Conference in Chiayi City, Taiwan and the renowned National Theater and Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. She has also been a soloist with The Collegiate Chorale, The Dessoff Choir, and The Berkshire Bach Society with conductor James Bagwell.
MU1 Weikleenget holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance and music education from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from New England Conservatory. In 2010, she attended Bard College's Vocal Arts Program (Red Hook, NY), under the direction of Dawn Upshaw and Kayo Iwama. In 2009, MU1 Weikleenget made her Carnegie Hall debut through the Composing Song Workshop conducted by Ms. Upshaw and Osvaldo Golijov. Her teachers include Dr. Deborah Massell and Patricia Misslin. Off the stage, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband Ethan and their two young children, Hannah and Luke.