Meghan Perdue

Violin, Viola Teacher

Meghan Perdue

SAA Member

Meghan, a native of Maryland, is an internationally sought-after performer, recording musician, and teacher. She began studying the violin through the Suzuki method at the age of three. She holds her Bachelor of Music degree from Belmont University in Commercial Violin Performance and a Master of Music degree also from Belmont University in Commercial Violin Performance with a focus on String Pedagogy. Meghan has studied with world-renowned pedagogues including Alasdair Fraser, Tammy Rogers-King, Hanneke Cassel, Tracy Silverman, Buddy Spicher, Darol Anger, and Harald Haugaard, among many others. Fluent in a broad range of styles such as classical, Celtic, Scandinavian, jazz, and more, Meghan’s versatility distinguishes her as a current resident of Nashville, Tennessee. Her performance abilities have garnered respect from music professionals around the globe. In the words of prestigious Celtic-American fiddler Hanneke Cassel, “I’ve been especially excited to see Meghan start finding her own voice since we met in 2006. She is a captivating, soulful performer, who is extremely talented and hard-working.”

As a performer, Meghan has appeared in iconic performance venues across the U.S. and abroad in Scotland, Germany, Spain, South Africa, Botswana, and New Zealand, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Grand Ole Opry House, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and numerous specials aired on PBS. She has performed with notable artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Michael W. Smith, Denyse Graves, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, Hanneke Cassel, Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, and others. Meghan serves as the lead fiddler and arranger for the instrumental crossover band, Celtic Cross. In addition, she served as the lead fiddler and arranger for the Belmont University World Fiddle Ensemble for six  years, the Principal Second Violinist of the Belmont University Symphony Orchestra, and the first violinist of Belmont University’s Jazz String Quartet. She has recorded on dozens of full-length albums, EP’s, artist singles, video game soundtracks, music videos, and documentary soundtracks for a wide range of artists and composers.

​In addition to her performance career, Meghan has become an accomplished pedagogue. Through working with students in private lessons, classes, and at music camps, Meghan has discovered her passion to help others find the joy and value of music in their lives. She desires to someday mentor and educate teachers at the collegiate level. Expressing the love for teaching in her own words, “If I could impact the lives of even five violin teachers with the things I have learned, that influence would be amplified exponentially through their work with their students. This could create the possibility of a new generation of versatile commercial musicians. Reaching people with music is the single most important and powerful thing I can imagine myself accomplishing in my life.”

As of Fall, 2019, Meghan is currently on faculty at Belmont University in the School of Music and at Vanderbilt University in the Blair School of Music, where she teaches fiddle and classical violin lessons and co-teaches the performance group Fiddle Frenzy with senior artist teacher Crystal Plohman Wiegman.

Additionally, Meghan is studying to receive an Ed.D. degree at Lipscomb University in the Education Leadership program, expected graduation in 2022.

“I want to help other people to experience the development of mind and soul that the study of music has given me. Every person who is impacted by my work with music has the chance to share that impact with the people around them. If we can affect waves of change as individuals, together we can create an ocean.”

-August 2019