Actor; Musician; Singer; Teacher / Instructor; term
Obed Floan, Voice Instructor and NETA Certified Personal Trainer, received his BA from Luther College and his MM from The University of Minnesota. Obed recently was on the voice faculty at Oklahoma City University where he taught students who, as mentioned above, are now finding professional success in musical theatre and opera. Obed was chosen from an international pool of contestants as one of 16 singers considered to be the world’s greatest up-and-coming Wagnerian singers selected to participate in the Lauritz Melchior International Singing Competition under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II held in Aalborg, Denmark, and he also made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2015 as winner of The Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition – Wagner Division. Mr. Floan has performed with Opera North, Amici Opera, The Other Company, Center Stage Opera, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Des Moines Metro Opera, Minnesota Opera, Mixed Precipitation, and numerous professional orchestra guest soloist appearances across the globe.
Megan Wagner Floan, M.M. & D.M.A. (A.B.D.) and Obed Floan, M.M., NETA-CPT are Minnesota natives, and are the founders of their own music, health & fitness training, and production company, M-OStudio Enterprises, LLC since 2001. They had the drive and the focus over the years to travel far and wide to study voice with master teachers throughout the world in an effort to find the very best techniques to teach to their own students. Their students have landed leading roles in their local communities and schools, not to mention going on to find successful careers on countless numbers of the world’s great operatic & musical theater stages, as well as on TV and the silver screen. They are headliners on major cruise ships traveling all over the world, from leading roles in national tours in “Nice Work If You Can Get It” to international productions from Glyndebourne to Marseille to LA Opera. Megan and Obed held the first annual Summer Vocal Institute at The Stillwater Zephyr Theatre this past summer with a final concert of astounding acclaim at the VIP Grand Opening.