Originally from Tahoe City, California, harpist MEGHAN CAULKETT received her Bachelor of Music Degree Summa Cum Laude from Boston University under Ann Hobson Pilot, 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 fourth season as principal harpist of both the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and Symphony of Southeast Texas. Ms. Caulkett is often a substitute musician with the Houston Symphony, and has performed with the San Antonio Symphony, and Opera Tampa. Ms. Caulkett was a recently a Young Artist Fellow with Da Camera of Houston. She has performed on the concert series of Musiqa and Greenbriar Consortium, and will be presented this year on the chamber music series of Houston Community College and Calder Baptist Church. In addition, Ms. Caulkett looks forward to joining the Dallas Opera for their upcoming performances of Iolanta in April 2015.
In 2012, Ms. Caulkett 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. Through 47 Strings, Ms. Caulkett is a presenter with Young Audiences of Houston and the Arts in Medicine program at the Texas Children’s Cancer Center, and has given guest lectures at Rice University. 47 Strings has been featured in Harp Column and Modern Luxury Magazines, as well as on the Boston University Citizen Artist Series.
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.