https://megandejarnett.com

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Megan DeJarnett was exposed to a wide variety of music at a young age. She first began singing along to musicals and making things up at the piano as a child. That never stopped; she picked up trumpet at age ten and continued to pursue the wanderings of her imagination on both instruments as well as through her voice. In high school, Megan performed jazz and classical music extensively in and around Silicon Valley. At this time, she composed in three ways - instantaneously through jazz improvisation, transcribing her musings onto staff paper over longer periods of time, and singing words and melodies to herself nonstop. Since then, her interests and influences have varied even further, extending from classical and jazz into musical theatre, film scores, electronic music, and sound art. Her compositional influences are largely dominated by Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Eric Ewazen, Jason Robert Brown, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Theolonious Monk, Brad Mehldau, and Jim McNeely. Megan is currently pursuing a Bachelor's of Music in Music Composition at Arizona State University while furthering her trumpet performance skills through opportunities at school and in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Her composition teachers include James DeMars, Jody Rockmaker, and Kotoka Suzuki; she has studied performance (classical and jazz) with Jeff Lewis, Alex Wilson, Brianne Borden, and Jeff Libman. In her spare time, you can catch her getting coffee at her friends' shows and (still) singing along to pretty much everything.