Dr. Meredith Arksey

Violin, Viola Teacher

Meredith Arksey

SAA Member


Spokane, WA
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Dr. Meredith Arksey, violinist and violist, is Professor Emeritus, Washington State University, where she was the coordinator of the string area and taught studio violin and viola to undergraduate and graduate string majors. She continues to be an active Suzuki teacher with a large studio of fine young players. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in violin performance from the University of Michigan where she was a student of Camilla Wicks, and a string pedagogy graduate teaching assistant under Robert Culver. She received her DMA in violin Performance from Michigan State University with I-Fu Wang. She performs with the Spokane Symphony, Washington-Idaho Symphony and frequently as a soloist and chamber musician. She has been a featured soloist with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra, the Alma Symphony Orchestra and the Washington-Idaho Symphony, as well as guest violinist and violist with the Spokane String Quartet. Since 1989 she has been the first violinist of the Silver Bay String Quartet, an ensemble that has a summer residency in New York State. She was also the violinist in Washington State University’s Palouse Trio. She is Past-President of the Washington American String Teachers Association, and often serves as a presenter, clinician and adjudicator at conferences, competitions, master classes and festivals throughout the United States. Before joining the faculty at WSU she was the Artist-in-Residence at Alma College, Alma Michigan, and spent her summers studying and performing at U.S. and European music festivals. She is currently on the board for Washington State ASTA, is an adjudicator for national ASTACAP, and is a contributor to the STRAD Online Magazine.