Megan Rae McGarry of Grampian has earned a place on the Dean’s list for her excellent academic performance during the recent spring 2017 semester.
She is entering into her fourth year at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., where she is studying music education and American roots music.
She was also recently selected to receive the STRINGS Magazine Edith Eisler Scholarship Award, and she will be featured in the September issue of STRINGS Magazine.
McGarry has recently completed a summer full of performing, including festivals such as Smoked Country Jam and Hickory Fest in northern Pennsylvania; Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh with her father; and the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Albany, NY with her new band, “Willow Down.”
With a full schedule, she has also made it a priority to share her love of music and gift for teaching through weekly instrumental and voice lessons to students of all ages, leading festival workshops and shipping up to Boston to teach at the week-long Berklee Global Strings Institute.
McGarry is the daughter of Holly Spencer and Chris McGarry and is a 2014 graduate of Curwensville High School.