Megan Coyle is a freshman at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Ms. Coyle plans to graduate with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. She is apart of the University Honors Program as well as the Crown Scholars Program. Ms. Coyle is on the Student Leadership Staff for the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band. She also holds the position of Freshman Representative for NAfME at UNC Charlotte. She is currently holding the Historian position for the newly adapted club on campus, Queen City Gems. She is a Student Assistant for Dr. Smith during the Charlotte Youth Wind Ensembles season. Ms. Coyle is currently in UNC Charlotte’s Wind Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, Marching Band, and Basketball Band.
Ms. Coyle has played clarinet for the past 7 years while attending CC Griffin Middle School, Hickory Ridge Middle School, and Hickory Ridge High School. She had studied under Reese Manceaux for 6 years and is currently studying under Dr. Jessica Lindsey.
Megan Coyle has participated in 19 honor bands over the course of 4 years. Some include North Carolina All State, Winthrop Honor Band, Coastal Carolina Honor Band, Charlotte Youth Wind Ensemble, Honor Band of America at the National Festival, and the Honor Band of America in the Tournament of Roses. She has also attended Music For All’s Summer Symposium Camp for the past 3 summers and attended UNC Greensboro Music Camp. Ms. Coyle also has taught lessons at Hickory Ridge middle school for the past 4 years and with Hickory Ridge high school for a year.
Ms. Coyle marched with the Hickory Ridge High School Blue Regiment Marching Band for 5 years. Within those years she held the positions of Woodwind Captain and Drum Major. She was the President of the Tri M Honor Society and participated in the society for 3 years. Megan was involved with the Jazz Band her sophomore year where she played the tenor sax. She also participated in Winter Percussion for a year where she played the keyboard and DTX.
Ms. Coyle plans on finishing her undergraduate degree in 4 years and pursuing a graduate program in Wind Conducting. Her goals are to be an educator at the secondary and eventually at the collegiate level.