Megan Atchley is a New York based violinist dedicated to creating musical experiences that resonate with her audiences aesthetically, politically and bodily. As Artistic Director for the Firey Strings Company and member of new music/jazz/hip-hop collective ShoutHouse, as well as a frequent performer with various new music ensembles including Wordless Music Orchestra, Megan is dedicated to creating a diverse array of contemporary music. A committed music educator, Megan founded and directs the violin program at Girls Prep Middle School in addition to holding faculty positions with InterSchool Orchestras and Third Street Music School. As a scholar and passionate feminist, Megan presented a lecture-recital at the 2011 Feminist Theory and Music Conference on the work of Kaija Saariaho. Megan’s credits as a recording artist include releases on Deutsche Grammophon and ShoutHouse. She holds degrees from NYU Steinhardt and Ithaca College.