Morgan Scagliotti-Driban holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in violin performance from Cleveland Institute of Music and Boston University, respectively. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Music Education from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. For the last 15 years she has served in many different capacities including teaching private and group Suzuki violin classes through the Suzuki Institute of Boston, Powers Music School, the String Orchestra director of the String Ensemble (MYSP) and faculty member of Pow-Wow Summer Camp and Music on the Hill Summer Festival in Belmont, Massachusetts. Past public school positions include teaching strings in the Brookline, Boston and Belmont school districts. She is a member of the Suzuki Association of America (SAA) and National Association for Music Education (NAFME). Morgan completed her Suzuki Book 1 training with Kimberly Meier-Sims at the Cleveland Institute of Music and studied Books 2-6 with Donald Becker at the Suzuki Institute of Boston. She began her studies on the violin at age 4 and completed Suzuki Books 1-8 at an unusually young age. She went on to enter competitions and win awards all over the country. By the time she was in high school, she had performed Bruch's Violin Concerto, Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole, Saint-Saens' Rondo and Capriccioso and Mozart's 5th Violin Concerto with orchestras across the country. In high school, Morgan received a scholarship to attend Interlochen Arts Academy. While in Michigan, she competed and won the Detroit Young Artist Competition. Morgan went on to win scholarships, fellowships and auditions in South Carolina, Missouri, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Ohio, Japan and Puerto Rico. She was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to pursue her Master's Degree at Boston University, where she went on to win the Boston University's Solo Bach competition. Morgan has performed under the baton of some of the world's most celebrated conductors, including Michael Tilson Thomas and Christoph Eschenbach. As a young adult, she won tenure with the Portland Symphony Orchestra (Maine) and continued to advance in auditions with major symphony orchestras across the country. After suffering from hand tendinitis, Morgan turned her focus to helping her private students reach their highest potential. Morgan is currently on faculty at the Powers Music School and St. Columbkille Partnership School (Suzuki Program) and teaches privately at her studio in Arlington, Massachusetts.
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Statement of Purpose
I believe that musical knowledge and talent is within all of us. My goal as an educator is to help people of all ages develop their innate musical knowledge to its highest potential. Music is one of the oldest art forms, tracing all the way back to 50,000 B.C.E., with a rich a diverse history around the world. When we study music we are also studying language, geography, history, mathematics, physics, technology, sociology, poetry and story-telling. Advancements of the 21st century have led to new fields such as audio recording, arts administrating, electronic composing, arranging and film scoring. Since everyone can be successful in music, I believe high quality musical education should be offered as a core subject in school. With high quality music education, students will learn to be respectful, collaborative, creative and sensitive human beings that are curious around the world around them. Adult musicians will seek each other out in nursing homes, community orchestras and choirs, sing-a-longs, community theater, chamber music concerts and community music schools. There are endless ways to develop individuals' innate musicality as a performer, listener, recorder, acoustic engineer, facilitator, lyricist, film scorer, arranger and/or composer. There is nothing more inspiring than seeing people develop their natural talent by listening, practicing and learning about the type of music they enjoy.