Megan Roy graduated with a BM in Music Education from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music where she studied classical trombone under Timothy Conner and performed with the Frost Wind Ensemble under the direction of Gary Green. At U Miami, she was recognized as Outstanding Graduating Senior and was inducted as a member of the Iron Arrow Society.
During the 2013-2014 academic year, Megan received a Fulbright grant to teach English and Music at Kazimierz Wielki University in Poland. She worked with instrumental and vocal students at the university's school of music teaching small ensembles and private lessons.
Upon returning to the United States, Megan received her MM in Jazz Studies & Performance from William Paterson University where she focused on jazz voice, trombone, and jazz vocal arranging. She studied under Pete McGuinness and John Mosca, and published her thesis, Polish Jazz: An Analysis of Style and Meaning in Krzysztof Komeda's Astigmatic under the advising of Dr. Timothy Newman.
Megan taught in private and public schools in New Jersey for 2 years before returning to her home state of Massachusetts. She currently teaches choirs, beginning piano, and AP music theory at Wachusett Regional High School. Her goal is to help students build fundamental techniques so they can more freely express themselves through music. It is also her aim to make the learning process meaningful by relating other educational areas and cultural experiences through the study of music. She joined the Joy or Music faculty in the spring of 2018.