About Meghan Stagl
Raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Meghan has been pursuing music nonstop since her first piano lesson at age 6. Her musical passion led her to Hope College where she discovered her love for jazz. Having graduated with a bachelor’s in music and Spanish having earned many awards and accolades, Meghan went on to attend Western Michigan University where she received a master’s degree in jazz performance. Since moving to Chicago, Meghan has played and recorded vocals and piano on an exciting variety of projects. She can be found on Gustavo Cortiñas’ Kind Regards (2022), The Sam Pilnick Project’s Adler Suite (2021), and Emily Kuhn’s upcoming album, Ghosts of Us. Recently, she made her Chicago Jazz Fest debut singing with Gustavo Cortiñas’ critically acclaimed Desafio Candente. Meghan’s talents have landed her on prestigious Chicago stages such as the Jazz Showcase and the Green Mill, as well as stretching to places including Yellowstone National Park. She was recognized in 2020 by the Luminarts Cultural Foundation, receiving a fellowship for jazz voice. In addition to performing, Meghan also teaches music theory at Chicago’s SAE Institute, as well as private lessons in voice and piano. She has been fortunate enough to study with jazz pedagogues and masters such as Tammy McCann, Jeremy Siskind, Sunny Wilkinson, Brian Coyle, Steve Talaga, and Edye Evans Hyde.