Megan Shusta joined the Fort Wayne Philharmonic as principal horn in 2018. Prior to holding this position, Megan performed as principal horn with the Columbus Symphony for the Spring of 2018.
Originally from York, Maine, Megan has performed with numerous ensembles in the Greater Boston Area including the Boston Symphony, Portland Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, and Symphony New Hampshire. As a soloist, Megan has performed with the Royal Conservatory’s Chamber Orchestra and has given solo recitals in the USA and Europe. Megan attended the Aspen Music Festival in 2016 and 2017 and the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute in 2014 and 2015.
Megan is very passionate about incorporating music into her community and has participated in projects on a local and international scale. While living in Boston, Megan introduced hundreds of elementary students between the ages of 3 and 7 to the horn by incorporating music and literature in musical-storytelling programs. In May of 2017, Megan travelled to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia with the Educational Bridge Project where she performed many solo recitals, taught adolescent music students, and gave lectures and demonstrations on horn playing.
Before joining the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Megan studied at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, ON as a student of Gabe Radford. Megan earned her bachelor's degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA in 2017 where she was a student of Jamie Sommerville.
In her free time, Megan enjoys visiting her parents and sister, Sydney, in Maine and spending time on their lobster boat as well as hiking and camping with her boyfriend, Doug.