AYS selects Meghan Slusarski as Concerto Winner

The Akron Youth Symphony is pleased to announce that Meghan Slusarski has been selected as a winner at the 2020 Concerto Competition.

Meghan began playing the cello when she was four years old and has been a member of the Akron Youth Symphony for the past two seasons. Her inspiration came when she was only a few months old, listening to her older sister, Caitlin, play the cello.

Today, Meghan spends time playing duets with her sister at special events. She also performs for residents of senior living homes and children’s hospitals, playing with other cellists from the studio of her cello instructor, Pam Kelly. She has participated in the i Cellisti! concert of the Cleveland Cello Society along with other aspiring cellists for the past two years.  In addition to the Akron Youth Symphony, Meghan also plays in the Contemporary Youth Orchestra.

Besides playing the cello, Meghan likes to play the piano, guitar and ukulele, improvising or playing familiar tunes. Meghan also spends time Irish dancing, taking hikes, and having road-trip adventures with her family. At the end of May, she will participate in the Cello Choir for the Suzuki Association of Americas biennial conference. 

Meghan’s musical journey has taken her to places she never imagined. She has met many people, made some wonderful friends and memories, and appreciates the support and encouragement of all of those in her life who inspire her amazing adventure.

Congratulations Meghan!

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