Drum Sergeant Megan G. Von Dreau

Megan G. Von DreauMegan G. Von Dreau is currently the 5th and 6th grade music teacher for Eubanks Intermediate School. She is the 2008-2009 K-6 District Teacher of the Year for the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, TX. She is also a percussionist with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, Drum Sergeant of the Metroplex United Pipe Band, and a free-lance performer, adjudicator, and instructor in the Dallas area. Megan received degrees from the University of Colorado (B.M.) and the University of Oklahoma (M.M.). Her major instructors have been Dr. Richard Gipson, Dr. Doug Walter, Leigh Howard Stevens, Steve Yates and Ralph Hardimon.

She has maintained a busy career instructing students at elementary through university levels including experience at the University of Oklahoma, Encore Music Camp of Pennsylvania, Rappahannock Summer Music Camp (VA), Western Chamber Music Institute (CO), Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, University of North Texas Summer Drumline Camp, and several high school programs throughout Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma.

Megan has performed in the United States, Europe, and Japan with such ensembles as the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic, Arapahoe Philharmonic, University of Colorado Wind Ensemble, Colorado Honor Band, Texas Wind Symphony, Metropolitan Winds, and the University of Oklahoma’s Percussion Ensemble, Steel Drum Band, and Symphony Orchestra. She has won two concerto competitions and performed Sarmientos’ “Concerto para Marimba y Orquesta” in 2000 with the Springfield, MO Symphony Orchestra. She can be heard on the Lone Star Wind Orchestra releases “American Tapestry” and “Converging Cultures” on the Naxos Label.

Megan has achieved a multitude of honors and awards including graduating cum laude from the University of Colorado, Best in Section with the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps in 1993, and the Ronald J. Dyer Award for outstanding percussionist at the University of Oklahoma. In addition, Megan is a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda Honorary Music Society, the National Honor Society, and the Texas Music Educators Association.

Megan resides in Texas with her husband Ron and their two amazing daughters Ella and Lilly.

Link to bio for Lone Star Wind Orchestra

Link to “Simply Rhythm,” A fun rhythm book with manipulative rhythm shapes written by Megan Von Dreau.