Artist Bio

Margaret Winchell

Margaret Winchell is a musician, educator, and theater artist. Originally from Houston, Texas, Margaret taught high school music and theater in Illinois for five years and is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Choral Conducting at Western Michigan University. Since 2019, Margaret has worked in Goodman’s summer education programming as part of the Teaching Artist team for the Musical Theatre Intensive and Alone Together: A Solo Voices Project. 

Beyond Goodman, Margaret is actively engaged as an artistic collaborator, educator, conductor, and clinician. In summer of 2021, she served as music director for Wheaton Shakespeare in the Park’s production of Henry IV. Additionally, she has presented at music education conferences in Illinois and Michigan on using theater education practices to enhance choral singers’ connections to text. Her research interests also include culturally sustaining pedagogy and the use of protocols to structure discussion and establish a democratic culture in the classroom. Margaret strives to empower students as artists and individuals and facilitate interdisciplinary connections for both students and educators. She loves working with student artists as they deepen and articulate their perspective and passion. Making art and learning alongside them is always a privilege.