Megan MacDonald

Megan MacDonald

Adjunct Professor of Musicology

Megan MacDonald is a musicologist and non-profit administrator. Her research interests include the intersections of faith, race, and gender in Depression-era Southern gospel music, Texan composer Radie Britain and her music, and music-making in the Pacific Northwest. Megan, a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, attended Abilene Christian University, where she studied vocal music education. She then attended Florida State University where she received a masters in 2012 and a PhD in Musicology in 2017. She has presented her research nationally and internationally, including the Society for American Music, the Society for Ethnomusicology, and the American Musicological Society. Since 2019 she has served as the Executive Director of the Society for American Music, where she has innovated ways of meeting and making scholarly connections throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a musician, Megan has sung with choirs and in small group ensembles since high school, specializing in choral music, renaissance music, and old time/bluegrass music. She is also a church musician, singing as a soloist and leading music ensembles.


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