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Anitra Coulter Blunt is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with a Master’s degree in Music/Voice Performance and Pedagogy, with an Emphasis on Therapy. Anitra has performed a variety of character roles, including Madame Goldnertrille in Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor, Lucy in Menotti's The Telephone, Die Konigen der Nacht in Mozart’s Magic Flute, and Cinderella's Mother/ The Voice of Rapunzel in Sondheim's Into the Woods.
Before earning her degree from The University of Texas, Anitra graduated from Arts Magnet High School in Dallas, Texas, where she studied visual art, and began her training as a soprano vocalist.
Anitra specializes in the performance and instruction of classical, operatic music, and Kindermusik, but also sings jazz, spiritual, cultural/ethnic music, and children’s music. Her musical expertise encompasses performance, vocal technique, musical analysis, theory, and principle applications of classical music. After receiving her first degree, she began teaching, coaching and performing for organizations and schools throughout Austin. She has been teaching privately and in the classroom for 20 yers in her own studio, as well as for Leander ISD, Victory Academy, and Rising Stars Creative Arts Center, for which she was Vocal Arta and Kindermusik © Director. Development of the young child and learning tools for the child with special needs have been areas of deep interest for several years. Anitra also specializes in building learning plans for those exceptional needs and who have experienced trauma.
Megan is an experienced vocalist and violinist who began performing professionally at age 10 for various venues and events around Austin. Megan graduated from Westwood High School in 2004 and received a Bachelor of Music (BM) with a double emphasis in performance and music business from Belmont University in Nashville, TN in 2008.
After discovering a passion for teaching, Megan obtained certification to teach music K‐12. She is Kodaly certified as well as G&T. She led an afterschool choir of over 60 fourth and fifth graders producing full length musicals in 2009‐10. Megan collaborated with other RRISD music teachers to create a district wide honor choir that performed at local events and charities in 2011.
After teaching in RRISD for five years and receiving the “Teacher of the Year” award at her campus, Megan took some time off to raise her children at home. During this time she led a community church choir of 30 members and set up community performances for good causes around the greater Austin area. She taught a six‐week master vocal performance class at Riverbend School of Music in 2012.
Megan currently teaches private violin and private vocal performance. Her energetic and positive attitude mixed with her drive and knowledge of her craft are appreciated by students seeking to further their natural talent. Her goal is to continue to help foster each student’s natural gifts and ability to perform, while developing a passion and confidence that will take them far beyond the choir room and beyond the music.