Megan Arns

Instructor of Percussion, Interlochen Arts Camp

Assistant Teaching Professor of Percussion, University of Missouri

D.M.A., percussion performance and literature, Eastman School of Music (in progress); M.A., ethnomusicology, Eastman School of Music; M.M., percussion performance, Florida State University; B.M., percussion performance, Truman State University

Megan Arns is a percussionist, ethnomusicologist, and educator with a diverse set of skills and a driven passion for her craft. She recently joined the music faculty of the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO as an Assistant Teaching Professor of Percussion, having previously served on the faculties of Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA and the National Music Conservatory in Amman, Jordan where she was also the Principal Timpanist of the Amman Symphony Orchestra. Active as a contemporary chamber percussionist, Megan’s recent highlights include collaborative performances in India, Jordan, Costa Rica, Ghana, and the United States at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Millennium Park, and the Smithsonian Institution. An active member of the Percussive Arts Society, Megan is the editor for Rhythm! Scene, a new online publication. Her primary teachers include Michael Burritt, John W. Parks IV, Michael Bump, Bill Cahn, and Nyoman Suadin.