Born and raised in San Francisco, bassist Megan McDevitt is currently a member of the Stockton Symphony bass section, and is a regular addition to the sections of the Berkeley, Oakland, Napa Valley, Silicon Valley, Modesto, and California Symphonies.? Megan studied with Barry Green at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she received her Bachelor of Music with Honors in 2007, and with San Francisco Symphony principal bassist Scott Pingel at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she received her Master of Music in 2010.? Other influences include Christopher Hanulik and Eugene Levinson, with whom Megan studied at the Aspen Music Festival.
Recently, Megan has been heard on the concert stages of China and Italy with the American Philharmonic of Sonoma County and the Stanford Wind Ensemble, respectively, and has also performed with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic in Durban, South Africa.? Last year, she was one of twenty finalists for the bass section of the YouTube Symphony.? In 2010 and 2011, Megan performed as a member of the Mendocino Summer Festival Orchestra, and for many summers has been Administrative Manager, head counselor, and guest teacher at the Golden Gate Bass Camp.? Although prolific as a classical bassist, Megan also enjoys playing outside the genre, and has performed onstage with bands including Chicago, the Fifth Dimension, and Sting as a member of the Magik*Magik Orchestra.? For one year, Megan was a member of a traditional Balkan band, and she has been known to cover Radiohead on her recitals.
On her nights off, Megan plays on her intramural soccer team, and true to her hippie sensibilities, lives and practices yoga in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco.