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Megan Beaumont

Megan Beaumont Clarinetist and Saxophonist Megan Beaumont is a freelance performer and teacher in New York City. She has recently played in the orchestras for Wicked, Spectrum Symphony, Harmonie Ensemble-New York, and Dell'Arte Opera Festival Orchestra and in venues such as Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and Symphony Space. She also plays bass clarinet, e-flat clarinet, and saxophone.

A West Virginia native, Megan Beaumont has been performing since the age of four. She began her studies with voice and piano and later developed a love for the clarinet.  In December 2014, she completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a Masters of Music degree from Florida State University. Her major clarinet teachers include Alan Kay, Frank Kowalsky, and Howard Klug. While focusing on classical clarinet, Dr. Beaumont has pursued her interest in other musical genres including jazz and world music.  As an advocate for new music, she has participated in various commissions and premieres of new works.

In addition to performing, Megan has a strong passion for teaching. Over the past decade, she has taught students from beginner to collegiate level.  Dr. Beaumont has served on adjunct faculty at Georgia College and State University, Mercer University, and Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, where she taught clarinet lessons and coached chamber music. .

When not looking for the perfect reed, Megan enjoys movies, coffee, and riding her bike.