Ms. Megan Shung

Violin Teacher, Administrator

Megan Shung

Megan Shung often described as ‘the 21st Century violinist’, is an international violinist, composer, producer, and educator based in Los Angeles, California. Adept at multiple genres and styles, she has performed/recorded with artists including Anthony Kiedis, Michael Bublé, Seal, Jhene Aiko, Billy Childs, and Louis Cole. She is also a member of Acoustic Asylum, an LA-based folk/blues supergroup.

In addition to being an active performer, Megan is also a passionate educator. Currently on the Suzuki and jazz faculty at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. She has appeared as a guest clinician and speaker at institutes across the USA and internationally with a specialty in teaching improvisation to string players. In 2022, she co-founded “Wicked GOAT” a contemporary new music concert series at PCM, with a vision to cultivate a concert-going experience that engages young people. In 2023, she became the co-artist director of String Project Los Angeles a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to foster the bowed strings teaching community while celebrating the musical and cultural diversity of the city of LA.

Megan was born in Houston, Texas, and grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. She attended the LA County High School for the Arts, continued her education at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she earned a Bachelor of Music in violin performance with academic honors studying under David Updegraff, and received her long-term Suzuki training with Kimberly Meier-Sims. Upon graduation, she continued her studies with Paul Kantor in Houston, Texas. Past mentors include Richard Schwabe and Henry Gronnier. Other notable awards include the Dr. Jerome D. Gross Prize in Violin from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2011 and the 2008 Ambassador Scholarship from the International House of Blues Foundation.