Megan Powers was born and raised in New Jersey and resided in New York City for six years, pursuing a career in arts administration. Prior to joining LACO, Megan held marketing positions at Carnegie Hall, The Collegiate Chorale, and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and most recently served as the Development Associate at Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. She has participated in several rebranding and strategic planning efforts and oversaw the launch of online advertising and new media while at The Collegiate Chorale and FIAF. She believes fervently in a multi-disciplined marketer, training in Photoshop and Dreamweaver and has actively studied new media’s role in the not for profit industry.
An ardent history buff, Megan combined her two interests at Dickinson College, where she received her BA in Musicology. She interned for La Chorale Populaire de Toulouse during her junior year abroad at the Université de Toulouse le Mirail and decided to pursue the field of arts administration. After college, Megan worked in marketing and pr at Arabesque Recording in New York City. She stayed in New York, receiving her MA in Performing Arts Administration from New York University and pursued her passion for marketing the arts. In Los Angeles, Megan has found a new home and a supportive arts community.
Singing has always formed the core of Megan’s passion for the arts, starting with the Monmouth County Children’s Conservatory in New Jersey, where she performed in Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel and toured in Austria and The Czech Republic, and continuing to her vocal studies at Dickinson College under Lynn Helding. She lives in the Los Angeles area with husband Christopher Rivas, a former cellist and avid supporter of the arts.