Dr. Megan Arns is a percussionist, ethnomusicologist, and educator with a diverse set of skills and a driven passion for her craft. She is a member of the music faculty at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO as an Assistant Professor of Percussion. Megan regularly performs with three contemporary chamber groups: the [Switch~ Ensemble] “ an electroacoustic ensemble based in New York City, Clocks in Motion “ a percussion quartet based in Madison, WI, and DRAX “ a saxophone and percussion duo in residence at Mizzou. Megan received her D.M.A. in Percussion Performance & Literature and M.A. in Ethnomusicology at the Eastman School of Music.
University of Missouri, Switch Ensemble, Clocks in Motion Percussion, DRAX duo
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceRecently, playing music with Clocks in Motion Percussion has been an incredible artistic high for me. The group dynamic, level of music-making, and artistic quality is all very inspiring for me. I’m always looking forward to developing projects and performing with this group!
What Drives Your Creativity?I love listening to global (traditional and contemporary fusion) music from all over the world. Most recently, this would include percussionists Musekiwa Chingodza, Glen Velez, Valerie Naranjo, and Zakir Hussain.