MEG ZERVOULIS CONDUCTOR

ABOUT

MEG ZERVOULIS thrives on collaboration across various musical styles, with a primary focus on the world of theater music. Immediately following her return to New York after completing her undergraduate studies, she assumed the position of pianist and music director on the Off-Broadway production of Chuckleball at the Snapple Theater. Currently, she is working on the development of the Off-Broadway musical Rated P...for Parenthood. In addition to these productions, she has served as musical director, accompanist, arranger, and stage musician on many productions, beginning her professional career early on in high school. Focusing on developing new works, Zervoulis has musically directed pieces such as Kooman and Dimond’s Dani Girl in the ASCAP/Disney Workshop, Jeremy Desmon’s Girl in the Frame with Midtown Direct Rep, and Andrea Grody’s Strange Faces at Princeton University. She serves as conductor/musical director/arranger of Paper Mill Playhouse’s annual New Voices concert, which comprises over 70 musical moments and a cast of over 120. She is active in the audition/master class/seminar realm as well, and serves as one of the musical directors for Rock the Audition with Sheri Sanders. She is a proud member of Local 802 AFM NYC. As a concert musician, Zervoulis has enjoyed collaborative residencies at the Pittsburgh Ballet and Carnegie Mellon University. Performing major recitals in New York, Pittisburgh, Montauk, Memphis, and more, she loves to stay an active performer of chamber music—often with other members of Hotel Elefant. She has collaborated with such artsists as Max Weinberg, Lauryn Hill, Christiane Noll, and more.

She received a B.F.A. in Piano Performance at Carnegie Mellon University under the tutelage of Sergey Schepkin, Earl Wild, and Ralph Zitterbart. She also pursued minors in Conducting and Accompanying and studied musical direction under the baton of renowned Grammy-winning conductor Dr. Robert Page. She was selected internationally as one of twenty musical directors for the inaugural class of Goodspeed Opera House’s Musical Direction Intensive. Having the opportunity of studying under so many wonderful artists, she has maintained several teaching positions of her own. She currently serves as musical director and adjunct keyboard/theory professor at Montclair State University, maintains a private studio, and frequents the public system by working with music in autism. www.megzmusic.com

 

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In this rehearsal of Michelle Lou's paralipomena, Meg Zervoulis conducts and shares thoughts on the theatricality of the work and how to bring aspects of the programmatic inspiration into the ensemble's sound and realization of the composition.

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