New to the Tennessee area, cellist Meghan Berindean is originally from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Dr. Berindean joined the Gateway Chamber Orchestra in 2016, and also serves as Assistant Professor of Low Strings at Austin Peay State University. Dr. Berindean also plays in the Paducah, Bryan, and Jackson Symphonies, and is active in the Nashville recording scene. Berindean has served as principal cello of Sinfonia Gulf coast, the Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra, the Altoona Symphony, Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, and the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra. She has also enjoyed playing with the Charleston, Mobile, and Southwest Florida Symphonies. An enthusiastic performer of chamber music, Berindean was a founding member of the Judson String Quartet, which was invited to be the string quartet in residence at the Interlochen Arts Academy, where she also served on the cello faculty. Previously, Meghan was a winner of the MENC Pennsylvania State Chamber Group Competition, and the recipient of the Francis E. Sykora Outreach Grant for Chamber Music. Berindean completed her doctoral degree in cello performance at Florida State University, where she was the winner of the 2016 Doctoral Concerto Competition and wrote her dissertation on the cello music of Bohuslav Martinu. She received her Master of Music degree of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was a student of Sharon Robinson. She achieved her Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance from the Pennsylvania State University. During the summer, Berindean coordinates the chamber music program at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival.