Magellan Helm grew up singing and dancing in Ferguson, MO. They studied Musical Theater at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburg and Early Music and Voice Performance at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio before completing a BA in History and a BME in Music Education from the University of Kansas. Since moving to the Upper Valley in 2014 Magellan has taught Music at Crossroads Academy in Lyme NH and Long Term Subbed for Music teachers at Thetford Academy, Hartford High, Westshire Elementary and Samuel Morey in Rivendell. From 2018-2020 they were president of Seven Stars Arts Center. As a founding member of the social justice choir, Voices 21c Magellan toured France, Israel and the Palestinian territories of the West Bank. They continue to teach private singing and composition lessons to students K-12 at their studio in White River Junction. Magellan is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education. They live in Thetford with their husband of 25 years, a daughter, a son, two dogs, two cats, five hens and a roo.