Megan Chartier

Megan C.

Austin, TX

About Megan C.

Background check: Last verified 10/11/2016
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Megan teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: September 2008
Last sign in: 2 days ago


Megan has most recently served as Principal Cellist of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Guest Principal Cellist of Opera San Luis Obispo and State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara, California, and Assistant Principal Cellist of South Florida Symphony. She has performed with orchestras including Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra, Nu Deco Ensemble, Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, The Villages Philharmonic, and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra in Brevard, NC. She has also appeared recently as a soloist with the Miami Music Festival Orchestra and the Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra. She was recently named the 1st prize winner of the Ann Arbor Society of Musical Arts’ 2015 Young Artist Competition and a winner of the 2015 Miami Music Festival Concerto Competition, conducted by Grzegorz Nowak of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed on stage with Plácido Domingo, Carter Brey, Andres Cardenes, and Audra McDonald as well as on tour with nationally recognized artists including Michael Bublé, Il Volo, and the Trans Siberian Orchestra.

Ms. C. has maintained cello studios in Michigan, Florida, and online for all levels. Besides maintaining a private studio, her teaching experience has included volunteer work in the Ann Arbor School District. She has also recently served as a chamber coach at the PhoenixPhest! Chamber Music Festival for 2014 and 2015 seasons and has served as cello instructor and chamber coach at the Ann Arbor Piano Teacher's Guild Chamber Music Festival.

Ms. Chartier holds a Master of Music in Performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Eastern Michigan University.

Megan is relocating to Austin, TX and has on-site and online lesson availabilities open!

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Section Cello
Jan 2017 - Present
Nu Deco Ensemble

Assistant Principal Cello
Feb 2016 - Present
South Florida Symphony

Private Cello Teacher
Sep 2008 - Present

Guest Principal Cello
Dec 2016 - Dec 2016
Opera San Luis Obispo

Principal Cello
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
Miami Symphony Orchestra

Private Cello Teacher and Chamber Coach
Aug 2015 - Aug 2015
Ann Arbor Summer Piano Ensemble Camp

Ann Arbor, MI

Chamber Coach and Intern
May 2014 - May 2015
PhoenixPhest Chamber Music Festival

Ann Arbor, MI


Master of Music in Cello Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2015
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Eastern Michigan University

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Concerto Competition Winner
Jul 2015
Miami Summer Music Festival
Young Artist Competition 1st Prize Winner
Feb 2015
Ann Arbor Society for Music Arts
Concerto Competition Winner
Nov 2012
Eastern Michigan University
1st Prize Winner
Mar 2012
Barry Manilow Competition / Eastern Michigan University


American String Teachers Association
Sep 2009

The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

4 Reviews on Megan C.

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Craig M. Mar 25, 2017
· Cello · Online
Michael Jan 29, 2017
· Cello · Online Wonderful first experience with the cello. Thank you Megan for making it fun and easy for me and my girls.
Sarahi May 28, 2016
· Cello · In studio I loved my first lesson! Had a great time. Felt very relaxed. Megan is a great teacher. Bert patient and pleasant. She took her time to explain. I'm so excited and looking forward to our next lesson!
Julie M. Aug 27, 2015
· Cello · In studio Megan Chartier is a professional cellist, and in combination with this has the rare ability to be a sensitive and thoughtful teacher. In a short time Megan took me from a complete beginner to understanding complex concepts covering all aspects of playing the cello. Her basic instruction, as well as insights to guide my understanding of how to hold the bow properly, correct finger position, swinging movements, appropriate weight, etc, took me further than I imagined. Throughout our lessons Megan stay tuned in to my instructional level, while accelerating my understanding of how to move towards excellence. Megan truly exemplifies "beginning with the end in mind." I highly recommend Megan as a Cello instructor.
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