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The Mind Over Finger Podcast

Apr 29, 2022

In today’s episode, I speak with the incredible mezzo soprano, coach, entrepreneur, and new music champion, Megan Ihnen.

You’re in for an amazing chat with someone who makes things happen and you’re going to get the permission slip you’ve been waiting for to go after what you really want!

Megan is on a mission to change the world through the commissioning, performance, and proliferation of new music. She is deeply committed to the belief that new music should be performed and loved in communities of all sizes. Her work at the intersection of performance, creative placemaking, audience development, and music entrepreneurship supports clients and organizations throughout the country.

We covered great topics for you, including:

  • Her journey creating a vibrant artistic career (7’52)
  • How her voice teacher handed her a permission slip that profoundly impacted her path (9’41)
  • How we can give ourselves permission to go for the things we want (11’47)
  • Her mission to empower artists and composers, and grow the voice repertoire (13’28)
  • Her advice on how to learn music (17’48)
  • The power of “just figuring it out” (23’09)
  • Her impact as a coach and artistic director (29’31)
  • … and so much more!

There's much inspiration for you in this conversation!





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A HUGE thank you to my fantastic producer, Bella Kelly, who works really hard to make this podcast as pleasant to listen to as possible for you.

Most sincere thank you to composer Jim Stephenson who graciously provided the show’s musical theme.  Concerto #1 for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra – Movement 2: Allegro con Brio, performed by Jeffrey Work, trumpet, and the Lake Forest Symphony, conducted by Jim Stephenson.

Thank you to pianist-singer-song-writer Louise Kelly for the introduction!  You can find out more about Kelly and her creative work by visiting



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