Dr Megan Lang
Casual Lecturer in Baroque and Classical Flute
C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The University of Sydney
Megan Lang is a tutor in the departments of Historical Performance and Musicology. She specialises in Baroque Flute, and is in demand both as a teacher and performer. Her research interests are broad, ranging from Historical Performance to her current work towards a PhD on the role of identity and psychological processes in musical performance.
Megan spent many years studying and working in Germany, primarily on modern flute. After taking up Baroque flute with Michael Schmidt-Casdorff, Karl Kaiser and Linde Brunmayr-Tutz in Germany, she returned to Australia in 2005 and completed a Master’s degree in period flutes with Hans-Dieter Michatz and Melissa Farrow. She has since appeared with many ensembles including Pinchgut Opera, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Ludovico’s Band and the Victorian Opera.
In addition to her tertiary teaching activities, Megan is a published writer, including two German translations.
Megan has a strong interest in performance practices of all eras, but especially of the 18th and 19th centuries. Her Masters thesis focused on 19th-century flute-playing, and she was research assistant to Dr Neal Peres Da Costa for his acclaimed book Off the Record:Performing Practices in Romantic Piano Playing.
Concurrently, Megan’s interest in psychology has led to PhD research into the ways in which identity and other psychological processes interact with the preparation and performance of music. She also presently works as research assistant to Dr Helen Mitchell for her project: Redefining tacit knowledge in music performance evaluation
Teaching and supervision
Megan is currently engaged as a tutor for Baroque Flute, Harmony & Analysis, and Aural Perception. She also works as a supervisor, primarily in Historical Performance.