“…an excellent flutist…playing at breakneck speed…facility with total control;”
Griffith “radiated calm serenity and impressionistic colors,
giving…a fine opportunity to exhibit her beautiful, singing tone.”
— New York Concert Review
Flutist Meg Griffith tours regularly in the United States and Canada as a soloist and pedagogue on modern and Baroque flute. Awards and honors include first prize at the Chicago Flute Club National Chamber Competition, placement as a semi-finalist in the National Flute Association’s Baroque Young Artist Competition, Honorable Mention in the Respighi Prize Music Competition and a winner of the Texas Tech University Concerto Competition with the Jolivet Concerto. Meg’s Carnegie Hall debut received critical acclaim from the New York Concert Review.
A flutist for the Texas New Music Ensemble, her passion for new music and support of living composers through commissioning projects has led to six World Premieres. Meg especially enjoys the chance to collaborate with composers, creating a balance of her or his voice and her own. On the opposite end of the spectrum, she regularly performs on traverso and recorder and gives workshops on Baroque interpretation and ornamentation.
Meg has her 200-hour certification in Hatha and Ashtanga yogas which she incorporates into her musical and pedagogical life. She offers Yoga for Musicians classes geared toward simplifying and solidifying the physical and mental practices of artists. Her approach reflects our need for awareness, compassion, and love for ourselves and others, especially within our musical community. She helps each individual build their personal foundation for calm and clear problem solving and full appreciation and focus on the moment, both within the asana itself and within musical workshops in connection with movement.
Meg is a founding member of Whole Musician, a partnership of four uniquely experienced flutists collaborating to offer unparalleled intensive residencies and retreats addressing the mental, physical, and musical demands placed on the 21st century performer. Working with her colleagues Megan, Chris, and Rik and the musicians they are honored to meet is a constant inspiration for her teaching and performing.
She has presented and performed at the Canadian Flute Festival, the British Flute Society’s Convention, and the National Flute Association’s Annual Convention. In addition to performing, Griffith has been actively involved in service as Assistant Program Chair of the National Flute Association’s 2011 Convention and the President and Industry/Commercial Liaison of the Texas Flute Society. She now serves as Chair of the Archives and Oral History Committee of the NFA.
Past teachers include Dr. Mary Karen Clardy (University of North Texas; B.M.), Professor John Heiss (Boston University; M.M.), and Dr. Lisa Garner Santa (Texas Tech University; D.M.A.). On traverso, she has worked with Dr. Na’ama Lion of Harvard and the Longy Institute and Dr. Lee Lattimore of the University of North Texas.
Meg currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Flute at Texas Wesleyan and Southwestern Adventist Universities.