University of Arizona
College of Fine Arts - School of Music

Choral Studies

Meg Palermo

Meg Palermo conducts Treble Glee at the University of Arizona, and is a DMA student in Choral Conducting. She has been teaching and directing choirs since 2002 at high schools in Las Vegas, New Jersey, Gilbert, and Phoenix. Most recently, she was the choir director at Desert Vista High School from 2015 to 2023, where she built a large choral community, directed 6 choirs, and led a nationally-recognized choir program.

She has adjudicated festivals in New Jersey, Laughlin, and Paradise Valley. She’s also led music in various churches, currently serving as the music director at Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ. In addition, she has served as music director for musical theater productions since 2002, and maintains a private studio, where she teaches piano and voice.

Ms. Palermo 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 (Choral Vocal, piano performance minor) from the University of Delaware. She currently resides part-time in Tucson, and part-time in Ahwatukee with her children, Tessa and Will.