The University of Iowa

Megan Small

Megan Small

Finalist

A Song Unsung: The Music of Water Ballet

Megan Small is a PhD candidate in Musicology at the University of Iowa. She holds three degrees in musicology and horn performance and was a recipient of the Fulbright Student Research Grant to Budapest, Hungary in 2014-2015. Expanding upon her research of American and Hungarian music of the twentieth century, Megan’s dissertation explores gender and exoticism in the music of early water ballet performances. Her passion for music and teaching has provided opportunities to present at international, national, and regional conferences. Currently residing in Minnesota, Megan stays active maintaining a private studio of piano and horn students, working as the music director at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in St. Paul, performing with the Mississippi Valley Orchestra, and serving as the President of the Minnesota Fulbright Alumni chapter. In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband Dan, studying languages, recording audiobooks for LibriVox, and taking Irish dance class.

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