Megan Karls serves as Co-Concertmaster of the Great Falls Symphony, and as violinist with the Cascade String Quartet. She loves making her home in beautiful Montana, while also performing across the country in chamber music and orchestral engagements.
A new member of the Boise Philharmonic, Megan has also performed as Concertmaster for the Billings Symphony, Bozeman Symphony, Butte Symphony, and with the conductorless String Orchestra of the Rockies. She has previously held orchestral positions across the Midwest with the Wichita, Green Bay, Des Moines, and Fox Valley Symphony orchestras.
As a chamber musician, Megan has been a guest artist across the nation, including Oberlin Conservatory, Lawrence University, Northern Illinois University, Roundtop, the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the US, and at the International Double Reed Society.
She spends her summers performing chamber music with Assisi Performing Arts in Italy, and in 2019 and 2020 was invited to travel to El Salvador and India as a Teaching Artist with MusAid, an organization that partners with budding socially-minded music education programs across the world.
Megan is grateful to her mentors at Lawrence University and the University of Iowa, where she completed degrees with honors in Violin Performance and Political Science.
When she’s not holding a violin, Megan loves gardening, watching Green Bay Packer football, and adventuring with her husband, David.