“fond of sensuous luxury or pleasure”
“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.”
― Coco Chanel
Megan Ihnen is a mezzo-soprano, writer, and arts entrepreneur dedicated to powerful musical performances, high-level digital communications, patron experience services, and education. While so many in the classical music world are competing for ever-shrinking pieces of the pie, she is actively creating opportunities and brainstorming strategies to change the way things have been done to better support the entire field and not just a select few.
“Working alongside my colleagues, directly serving communities hungry for meaningful cultural experiences, feels transformative and engaging in ways I can’t wait to tell the world about. Someone who needs solace is nurtured; someone who wants an opportunity to make music is heard. Though the thorny issues facing classical music and the arts require societal shifts, I believe personal connection to these individual artists, organizations, and companies are what changes society. Artistic merit, communication and marketing, development, and strategic planning are necessary for sustaining art and culture in our society. Each person’s actions drive engagement; and embodying these areas takes a personal commitment from everyone. I see my work as strengthening the ongoing love affair with classical music in our society.” – Megan Ihnen
After starting the Sybaritic Singer as a way to get more involved with the voice and new music community in the Mid-Atlantic area, she has also enjoyed blogging for OperaPulse and Operagasm. Megan admires Tim Page as a great mentor for musical criticism and strives to make her reviews honest, considerate, and compelling.
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