Maggie Wheeler


Maggie Wheeler is best known in the US and internationally for her work as an actress in film, television and voice-over, and most notably as the character of Janice on NBC’s hit series Friends. Maggie is a passionate singer, songwriter, choir director and workshop facilitator. She has been teaching her vocal workshop for over 30 years at retreat centers, universities, and in communities to provide the experience of creating interpersonal and internal harmony through the powerful act of creating vocal harmony. For 17 years Maggie directed the 100-voice Golden Bridge Community Choir in Hollywood—an intergenerational, non-auditioned choir.

She is a prolific songwriter with a catalog of powerful and timely songs that have been sung by choirs worldwide. Maggie’s original music for choirs and communities is available on her website as well as on Bandcamp, Apple Music, and other music platforms. Maggie’s CD ‘Walk With Me’ and the accompanying songbook is available through her website 

Throughout this time of change, Maggie continued the Golden Bridge Choir online producing virtual concerts and videos as well as hosting a weekly online community gathering called Together In Song, bringing together over 4,000 people from around the world to join in the healing power of singing.

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Events with Maggie Wheeler

1st Annual Ojai Songfest | Harmony, Joy, and Healing Through Song
April 19 - 21, 2024

1st Annual Ojai Songfest | Harmony, Joy, and Healing Through Song  With Maggie Wheeler and Friends Arnaé Batson Melanie DeMore Debbie Nargi-Brown Ahlay Blakely with Meredith Scott Lynn on drums When:  Friday, April 19 5:00pm–9:00pm   Saturday, April 20 8:30am–9:30pm  Sunday, April 21  8:30am–5:00pm Program Description Topa Institute is thrilled to host our inaugural Ojai Songfest this spring! Led by an incredible team of song leaders hailing from across the West Coast—including Los Angeles, Oakland, Santa Cruz, and Seattle—this three-day retreat is for experienced and beginner singers alike.  Over the last year Topa has presented several daylong song circles and received…