Megan L. Lavengood, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and Area Director of Music Theory at George Mason University, where she teaches undergraduate core theory and graduate courses in advanced theory topics. Her research primarily deals with popular music, timbre, synthesizers, and recording techniques. Her dissertation is titled “A New Approach to the Analysis of Timbre.”
She is an active performer as a soprano in the St. Gregory Schola in McLean, Virginia. In New York, she sang in the Renaissance Street Singers chorus, which performs in New York City every other Sunday (all concerts are free and open to the public), as well as in a quartet at the Church of the Holy Innocents in midtown New York City. She is also a pianist.
She holds a Ph.D. from the City University of New York, M.M. from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, and B.M. from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She is originally from Cincinnati.