Meghan Yost began playing viola at age ten in the New Jersey public school system. As a chamber musician, she was a Young Artist at Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School; a founding member of the Petar Jankovic Ensemble; has twice been a fellow at Garth Newel Music Center; toured Alaska and Canada aboard the M. S. Oosterdam as a member of the Adagio String Quartet; and performed and recorded live in concert with violinist Elmar Oliveira as a member of the Golden Rule Chamber Orchestra.
Expanding the possibilities of small ensemble playing for a violist, she spent the past year performing across the United States with indie-folk rock band River City Extension, including live recording sessions with Audiotree, Little Elephant Room, and Daytrotter. Yost has freelanced throughout the midwest, Florida, and New Jersey, and toured China and Brazil. As an educator, she is an Artist in Residence at Porterville Summer Strings, a non-profit organization providing high quality string education to underserved children living in Porterville, CA; was a Mentor at The Program for Maine Students; and studied violin and viola pedagogy under Brenda Brenner and Mimi Zweig at Indiana University’s String Academy.
Yost received her Bachelor of Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with Alan deVeritch; and her Master of Music from Lynn Conservatory of Music under Ralph Fielding. She is delighted to join Atlanta Music Project as Viola Teaching Artist.