Teaching Artist of Saxophone
Office Location: FAC 421
Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Saxophone Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music, Meghan Schumacker then went on for her Master’s. She was awarded the Graduate Teaching Assistantship at UMKC and graduated with her Master's in Saxophone Performance. While attending UMKC, Meghan competed in and won many saxophone competitions, including: Fischoff Competition with her Saxophone Quartet, Sigma Alpha Iota Solo Competition, Concerto Aria Competition (where she soloed with the Orchestra), President’s Own Marine Band (out of Washington D.C.), UMKC Music Scholarship Competitions, and the Glazounov International Saxophone Competition in Moscow, Russia where she won second place and was one of only three American participants. Meghan had the honor of premiering a new saxophone concerto by Russian composer Andrei Esphai upon her return from Moscow.
She has concertized throughout the Midwest with pieces such as: Berio’s Sequenza, Bolcom’s Lilith, Mobberley’s Spontaneous Combustion, Tomasi’s Ballade and Concerto, Desenclos’ Prelude, Cadence et Finale, Feld’s Elegy, Orrego-Salas’ Quattro Liriche and much more. She has had the privilege of playing with artists such as Tim Timmons, Bob Long, Gary Foster, and Dan Thomas. Meghan has been continuing her playing and performing career as she teaches at Marshalltown Community College in Marshalltown, Iowa and as a Teaching Artist for Drake University. She performed at the 2005 NASA Region 3 Conference held at Drake University, where she was privileged to meet Eugene Rousseau. Meghan resides in Altoona with her husband Bryan and three year old daughter, Maddie.