Soprano Meggie McKay is a vibrant and passionate performer, who is at home performing in recitals, operas, and musical theatre. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Acadia University in 2016, studying under Christianne Rushton. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Musicology with a concentration in Women and Gender Studies. Her thesis focuses on representations of women in power in two of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operettas: Iolanthe and Princess Ida. Meggie is currently studying voice with Susan Blyth-Schofield in Ottawa.
Meggie enjoys acting as well as singing and has performed for many years with Quick as a Wink Theatre Society in her hometown of Windsor, Nova Scotia. Her roles include: Lucy Van Pelt, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown; Rose Lennox, The Secret Garden; Arabella Stannus, Glory Days; and Bertha Mason, Jane Eyre: the Musical. She has also performed as a guest soloist for the Bedford-based Enchor East Chorus, the Eastern Shore Summer Arts Festival, and for the North Grenville Concert Choir in Kemptville, Ontario. She previously performed with the Acadia University Singing Theatre Company and the Acadia University Chorus. In August 2015, Meggie performed the role of Evangeline in the Canadian Premiere of Gwyneth Walker’s opera Evangeline, in the historic Covenanter Church in Grand Pre.
Meggie enjoys stage managing and assisting behind-the-scenes. During her musicology studies, Meggie was a Teaching Assistant for the University of Ottawa’s Opera Productions of Bizet’s Carmen in 2017 and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro in 2018.
Meggie has won several provincial awards and Equine Canada bronze level championships with her Paint Horse, Jigs. She is passionate about animals and is known around her hometown for her eclectic collection of misfit critters. Meggie lives with her wonderful fiancée who is currently pursuing a conducting career.