A classically-trained coloratura soprano, Megan Penfield is a Central Florida-based musician and actor. Megan holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Florida State University and a Master of Music degree from University of Central Florida. She is an active member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and has been teaching voice and piano lessons for eleven years. Megan is also an active performer in the Orlando area, having performed with groups like The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Festival Singers of Florida, Opera Orlando, Central Florida Vocal Arts, Greater Orlando Actors' Theatre, and Phoenix Tears Productions. She is also a co-founder of College Park Presbyterian Church's theatre ministry, where she is active as a script writer, director, producer, and actor. As an educator, Megan Penfield has provided quality music instruction in theory, piano, and voice for eleven years. Megan uses an eclectic style of instruction, using a mix of scientific fact, active moving, and metaphors to communicate instruction. She is an active member of NATS, and frequently engages in professional development. Megan's students have been accepted to vocal programs at institutions such as Florida State University, University of Central Florida, Rollins College, University of Miami, Berklee College of Music, and Belmont University, and have a high success rate in NATS vocal competitions, music theater and youth opera programs, summer music programs, the Florida All-State Honor Choirs, and more.
Charles is excited to be joining CFlVA. Throughout his career, he has enjoyed roles both onstage and off. Some favorite roles include Father Dupin/King Louis in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Smudge in Forever Plaid, baritone with the Voices of Liberty at the Candlelight Processional, and debuting new works by Adam Guettel, Stephen Schwartz, Sheldon Harnick, Marvin Hamlisch and the band Air Supply. Offstage, Charles has music directed many youth productions in New York and has written/composed Rob Ford: Rock Star (with two more musicals on the way). He can be found performing at numerous theme parks in the area. While he equally loves performing and teaching, what is held highest above the rest is getting to journey through life with his wife and two boys.