Awarded the Peter Mennin Award for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music, violist Megan Griffin has performed at the Marlboro, Giverny, and Kneisel Hall music festivals, and has been a member of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra. As an alumna of the Perlman Music Program, Megan has performed chamber music concerts with Itzhak Perlman in New York, Virginia, and New Jersey, and also participated in the residency in Israel. She has sat principal with both the Juilliard Orchestra and the New World Symphony. Originally from Englewood, Colorado, Megan has performed with the Aurora Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony. As an advocate of arts education and outreach, she created an initiative that brings Juilliard students to teach underprivileged students in Arusha, Tanzania. Megan earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Misha Amory, Heidi Castleman, Hsin-Yun Huang, and Sam Rhodes. As part of her Ensemble ACJW program, Megan teaches in Manhattan at the City College Academy of the Arts.