Katrin Meidell

Katrin Meidell

Assistant Professor of Music Performance (Viola)

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School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Violist Katrin Meidell is assistant professor of viola at Ball State University. During the 2012-2013 season, Meidell was the visiting assistant professor of viola at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, she began playing violin at age 5. Shortly thereafter, her family moved to the greater Boston area, where she continued her musical studies with Geda Khatutskaya. Meidell received her bachelor of music degree, Magna cum laude, from Boston University, where she studied violin and viola performance with Dana Mazurkevich and Michelle LaCourse. She earned her master of music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she studied with and served as teaching assistant to violist Carol Rodland. In addition, she has worked with many notable violists including Kim Kashkashian, Garth Knox, Jeffrey Irvine, Paul Coletti, and Ellen Rose. She has performed with the Boston Philharmonic and the Fort Worth Symphony, as well as freelance orchestras throughout Texas and Oklahoma. During the 2012-2013 season, she served as principal viola of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. In addition to orchestral playing, Meidell’s interest in chamber and contemporary music has led to several collaborations, including a chamber music tour of Finland in 2008 with the group Elara Ensemble, of which she is a founding member. She has recorded several new works, and was, until recently, violist with the Lubbock-based Botticelli string quartet.   While studying at Boston University, Meidell also received a bachelor of arts in psychology. Pursuing this interest, she worked for six years at Harvard Medical School under renowned neuroscientist Dr. Gottfried Schlaug, studying the brains of musicians. These experiences led to her studies with Dr. Kris Chesky at the Texas Center for Music and Medicine, where she worked on finding a comprehensive answer to why string players are prone to injury. She has presented her research at College Music Society and Performing Arts Medicine Association conferences. She is an active member of both societies.

Meidell earned her doctorate of musical arts degree at the University of North Texas, where she studied viola performance with Dr. Susan Dubois and music and medicine with Dr. Kris Chesky. When she is not teaching or performing, Meidell enjoys an active lifestyle, regularly running, rock climbing, and otherwise appreciating the outdoors. She also likes to read, to cook, and to knit Amigurumi. For more information, please visit www.katrinmeidell.com

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School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5400
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