Megan Ihnen MM

Adjunct Professor - Voice

B.A. - Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD 
M.M. - Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


Megan Ihnen, MM, is Adjunct Professor of Voice at Graceland University.

“I could not imagine my life without music interweaving through every part of it. Throughout my adolescence, I aspired to be a high school choir teacher. However, one fateful day, my voice teacher asked if I had ever thought about performing. That was it. I was hooked.”

Professor Ihnen followed that desire to perform to Augustana University where she earned a bachelor of arts degree, to performing at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City and more. Her goal is to help voice students develop a healthy vocal technique they can use in whatever style they most desire to sing, whether it be classical, pop, country, musical theatre, or jazz. At Graceland and other institutions, she teaches applied voice lessons, studio class, English and French diction, vocal methods for instrumental music education majors, ear training and music business.

Professor Ihnen’s musical background includes studies in voice, viola, piano, and theatre. She sang in the Augustana Choir and Augustana Chamber Choir under the direction of Dr. James R. Johnson at Augustana University. She completed a master of music from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in the studio of world-renowned soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson. In addition to traditional opera, Professor Ihnen became enamored with contemporary classical chamber music and has performed with new music ensembles all over the United States and in Europe.

Outside of music, Professor Ihnen has a love affair with coffee and podcasts. She spends her drives to and from campus listening to an array of fascinating topics. After being on the East Coast for almost a decade, she is excited to be living near her family again in Iowa.

Office location

The Shaw Center

Mail location

The Shaw Center