Megan Karls – Violin

Megan Karls performs with the Cascade Quartet and as Interim Concertmaster of the Great Falls Symphony. She previously held orchestral positions across the United States, including the Wichita, KS, Green Bay, WI, Des Moines, IA symphonies and others. As a chamber musician, Megan has been invited as a guest artist at Oberlin Conservatory, Lawrence University, Northern Illinois University, the International Double Reed Society, the Britt Festival, Wichita State University, Roundtop, Society for Electroacoustic Music in the US, and various other venues throughout America. A dedicated teacher, Megan has been the recipient of the 2015 Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award, and, in 2019, received a MusAid Teaching Fellowship to teach in El Salvador. Megan spends her summers on the faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (MI), Superior String Alliance camp (MI), and Camp Festival Amadeus (MT), as well as performing with the Pine Mountain Music Festival (MI) and Assisi Performing Arts (Italy). She holds degrees with honors from Lawrence University and the University of Iowa in both political science and music. When she’s not busy playing or teaching the violin, Megan loves gardening, watching Green Bay Packer football, and traveling with her husband, David.