Megan Belansky is an active clarinetist from Cranbury, New Jersey. At age 17, she entered the Mannes Preparatory Division where she studied with David Sapadin. The final two summers of her high school years were spent at Kinhaven Music School, in Weston, Vermont, where she discovered her love for chamber music and the symphonic repertoire. Learning in the woodsy environment of Kinhaven, free from virtually all forms of technology, inspired Megan's lifelong goal of using her personal love for music to spread the joy of this art through her performances and teaching.
In the fall of 2011, Megan began her studies at Ithaca College with Michael Galvan and Richard MacDowell. There, she excelled as a chamber musician with the "Quintessential" Wind Quintet, premiering various works for local composers as well as performing standard repertoire on campus and for the public around Ithaca. In April of 2013, she performed a recital in combination with flute player Sarah Peskanov, featuring works by Kovacs, Saint-Saens, and Debussy. Next year, Megan will be attending the Mason Gross Conservatory at Rutgers University where she will study under Jessica Phillips, Acting Principal Clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.