University of Arizona
College of Fine Arts - School of Music

Choral Studies

Meg Palermo

Meg Palermo is in her second year as a DMA student in Choral Conducting, and is the conductor for Treble Glee at University of Arizona. Meg is also the Choral Director for Voices of the Oaks Chorale, in Oracle, and Villa Voices at Fellowship Square in Tucson. In addition, she is the music director at Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ.

Meg has been teaching and directing choirs for over 20 years at high schools in Nevada, New Jersey and Arizona. Most recently, she was the choir director at Desert Vista High School, in Phoenix, from 2015 to 2023, where she built a large choral community, directed 6 choirs, and led a nationally-recognized choir program. In addition to her work in public schools, and her work as a church musician, she is actively involved in directing music for theater productions in schools and the community, and has had a private piano and voice studio, since 2002. She is a member of ACDA and NAfMe, having served in numerous positions including secretary and treasurer on the state board for AMEA. She has adjudicated festivals in Nevada, New Jersey, and Arizona. She was recently a clinician for the 2023 fall AMEA festival in Tucson, and the 2023 Deer Valley Honor Choir.

Meg was born and raised in Connecticut. She earned her MM in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ, and her BM in Music Education from the University of Delaware. She currently resides part-time in Tucson while pursuing her education, and maintains a home for her 2 children and her blended family in the Phoenix area in Ahwatukee.