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Twin Cities native Meredith Vaughan began her violin studies at the age of five. She holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Violin Performance from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Minnesota. Past teachers and chamber coaches include Mark Bjork, Carolyn Huebl, Mary Sorlie, Bruce Coppock, Kathryn Plummer, and Tanya Remenikova, as well as member of the Arianna, Shanghai, Pacifica, Artartia, and Ying Quartets. She has performed extensively throughout the Twin Cities, toured China with the Vanderbilt Orchestra, and participated in master classes with members of the Emerson, Juilliard, and Miro Quartets.
Meredith is also passionate about music education and maintains an active studio of students of all ages. She is on the faculty of St. Joseph’s School of Music as a violin, viola, and Suzuki Early Childhood Education teacher. She completed long-term training in Every Child Can! and books 1-4 of the Suzuki violin repertoire with Carol Smith (Vanderbilt University), and long-term training covering books 1-10 and a Suzuki Practicum course with Mark Bjork (University of Minnesota). She has also completed Stage 1, 2, and 3 of Suzuki Early Childhood Education training with Sharon Jones at the American Suzuki Institute.
Meredith is currently serving as Volunteer Coordinator for the Suzuki Association of Minnesota’s (SAM) statewide Graduation program and previously served as Secretary on the SAM board of directors for four years.
Meredith is an equal opportunity enthusiast for music of many genres and time periods—Mozart to Bob Dylan, Bach to Britten, Schubert to the Beatles—and strives to make time for playing, listening to, and learning about as many kinds of music as possible. Her many other musical interests include new music, interdisciplinary collaboration, and musical outreach. When she is not playing or teaching the violin, she enjoys cooking, drinking green tea, and enjoying the outdoors.