After calling for applications and interviewing/auditioning three candidates, we are pleased to announce that the new Triangle Youth String Orchestra Assistant Conductor is Meaghan Clayton.

Mrs. Clayton has a wealth of experience as a former Wake County Public School orchestra teacher and a passion for fostering a love of music in youngsters. She recently wrote Artistic Director, David Glover, “I truly enjoyed working with the kids on their music for Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. It is a fantastic group of young musicians with so much potential. This opportunity with the PA and TYSO is exciting as it would allow me to stay home with my kids, but also work with young musicians in an orchestral setting.”

Meaghan Clayton grew up in Greensboro, NC and started learning cello at a young age with Scott Walker.  She played with her high school orchestra and the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra. Ms. Clayton earned a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Music Education from Meredith College and studied cello with Virginia Hudson and violin with Dana Freidli. She served as principal cellist of the Meredith College String Orchestra for 4 years, and also performed with the Raleigh Civic Symphony, Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, and numerous other small ensembles. While an orchestra teacher for Wake County Public School System middle and high schools, her groups consistently earned high marks. Currently, Ms. Clayton is focusing on teaching a full private studio of string students, arranging music, serving in the music ministry at her church and raising three of her own young musicians!