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.
Originally from Tahoe City, California, Meghan Caulkett received her Bachelor of Music Degree Summa Cum Laude from Boston University under Ann Hobson Pilots and her Master’s Degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University with mentor Paula Page. An active performer and recitalist all over the southeastern United States, she is currently in her third season as principal harpist of both the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and Symphony of Southeast Texas. She is regularly a substitute musician with the Houston Symphony, and has also performed with the San Antonio Symphony, Opera Tampa, as well as the modern group Musiqa. Meghan was a Young Artist with Da Camera of Houston in 2011, and is a Young Artist Fellow for the current season.
In 2012, Meghan founded 47 Strings, an innovative music performance organization dedicated to music education that reaches out to underserved audiences with engaging and accessible harp music concerts. 47 Strings is the recipient of grants from the American Harp Society, Constellation Community Champions program, and Richter Fund for Music Outreach. The program has partnered with Houston homeless shelters to initiate the "Learning Through Music" Residency, and is a presenter with Young Audiences of Houston and the Arts in Medicine program at the Texas Children’s Cancer Center. 47 Strings has been featured in Harp Column and Modern Luxury Magazines, as well as on the Boston University Citizen Artist Series. In 2014, Meghan will be a guest lecturer on arts entrepreneurship at Rice University and the Texas Music Festival.
As a young trailblazer on the Houston arts scene, Meghan’s passion for music and performing is only rivaled by an extraordinary spirit for bringing people together and celebrating the joy and vibrancy of her community.