|Fun music and
your special event.
Dixieland, early Jazz,
Ragtime, Sing-alongs and
"We Play Happy Music!"
Meghan Williams Elkins, Soprano
Meghan is a classically trained musician in voice and piano. Meghan hails
from St. Louis Park, MN and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree,
Acting emphasis with a Music Minor at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Meghan comes from a very musical and artistic family and began her career
early as a musician, at the age of 8, as a pianist. During grade school and
junior high Meghan played the percussion section for school band and was
the pianist for the extra-curricular group, Stage Band. Throughout high
school, Meghan performed in the school plays and was a pianist for the Jazz
class (Jazz Lab). Meghan also joined an extension of the Jazz Lab called The
Jazztet and became their vocalist after the Jazz instructor heard her sing.
The Jazztet performed locally and regionally, which also included
performing at the prestigious Northrup Theatre in Minneapolis.
Meghan received a music scholarship after performing a concert at the
University of Minnesota-Duluth, MN. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine
Arts degree, Meghan performed in numerous roles in various theatres
throughout the Minneapolis area and has also been seen on the stage of The
Guthrie Theatre. During this time, Meghan went on to study opera and voice
at MacPhail, Center for the Arts, in downtown Minneapolis where she was an
Honor student and, by invitation only, performed in Master Classes with
various guest coaches and opera singers.
After moving to Maryland in 2001, Meghan performed in various operas with
The Victorian Lyric Opera Company and The American Center for Puccini
Studies and continues to make many concert appearances throughout the
DC Metro Region. She became a lead singer for The New Hots Jazz Orchestra
in 2004 and performed for the Art Deco Festival in Napier, New Zealand in
2006. Meghan was invited to become the vocalist for the Jefferson Street
Strutters Dixieland Band and moved on from The New Hots Jazz Orchestra to
join this new and exciting musical group! Meghan also joined the
Washington Balalaika Society as a fledgling domratist, where the orchestra
has played in well-known local venues (The Barns at Wolf Trap and The
McLean Slavic Festival) along with several summer park concerts.
When not performing various operas, theatre and concerts, Meghan can be
found in her home studio teaching piano and voice. Meghan’s husband is
the cute trumpet player for The Jefferson Street Strutters who is a VERY
patient and understanding man and she loves him dearly.