Megan Lang

Born in Tasmania, Megan completed a Bachelor of Music in flute performance at the University of Adelaide in 1993. Subsequently moving to Frankfurt a.M., Germany, to continue her studies at the Hochschule für Musik u.d.Kunst, she has enjoyed many years of playing in professional orchestras, primarily in the opera orchestra of the theatre in Mönchengladbach, as well as teaching flute, chamber music, and English. After taking up Baroque Flute with Michael Schmidt-Casdorff, Karl Kaiser, and Linde Brunmayr-Tutz in Germany, Megan returned to Australia in 2005 and completed a Masters degree in Period Flutes with Hans-Dieter Michatz and Melissa Farrow. She has since appeared with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Ludovico’s Band and the Victorian Opera, as well as Salut!Baroque and the Australian Classical Era Orchestra.

In addition to teaching flute in schools, Megan is employed as a tutor at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Since 2006 she has taught Classical and Romantic History, Harmony and Analysis, and Aural Perception. Since 2012 she also teaches Baroque Flute. She is a published writer, including two German translations, and is currently a PhD candidate conducting research into the role of concepts of self and identity in performance. In this field, she conducts workshops, gives lectures, and works one-to-one on all aspects of the psychology of performance, including musical expertise development, effective learning styles, transferring skills from practice to performance, and understanding performance anxiety