PRAISED as someone who "will represent the music profession at the highest level throughout her lifetime," Meghan Caulkett has performed with numerous orchestras, in solo and chamber music recitals, and at private events.
Meghan has performed as principal harpist with numerous orchestras, in solo recitals, chamber recitals, and for people such as legendary film composer John Williams, Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor James Levine, and His Royal Highness Prince Charles. She received her Masters from the the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and Bachelor of Music Degree Summa Cum Laude from Boston University, studying with Paula Page and Ann Hobson Pilot. She was the recipient of the J.D. Bucky and Cynthia V. Allshouse Endowed Scholarship for the 2011-2012 year, and won the Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Prize for the 2010-2011 year. Meghan was a Young Artist with Da Camera of Houston from 2011-2012.
She has performed with the Houston Symphony, and is the Principal Harpist of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony of Southeast Texas. This is in addition to performances with the Shepherd School of Music Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.
47 Strings is an innovative and educational outreach program designed by Ms. Caulkett. Its purpose is to provide 47 harp performances for different charitable organizations and public concerts within the next year. Meghan hopes to foster a greater understanding and appreciation for classical music, by providing concerts to audiences who are not often exposed to the harp.
47 Strings is recipient of the Sviatoslav Richter Fund for Music Outreach for 2013 from Rice University, with the committee commending the "well-thought-out and creative project" and having "unanimous support for the concept and plans." The grant will go toward presenting performances for Homeless Shelters in Houston, especially those that serve Homeless Youth. Chamber music works will be featured at these performances, showcasing how the harp works with other instruments and involving more musicians in bringing classical music into the community.