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Caitlin Meyer is thrilled to be joining the Springfield Symphony Orchestra! She is an educational leader, music educator, and professional musician located in Connecticut, but has been honored to teach in China, Tanzania, Israel, and Australia. Previously, she served as Director of Programs for Great Oaks Charter School in Bridgeport, CT, where she worked closely with the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants to build out arts-integrative culturally responsive programs for newcomer students. In addition to her work as an educational leader, she founded the Qingdao Visual and Performing Arts Educators Association, which has allowed students of every background in China to participate in district wide arts initiatives as well as international travel opportunities to Singapore, the US, and Australia. The nonprofit now focuses on teacher development and arts integration for teachers from 13 countries. Prior to her work in Qingdao, she was the Music Director at Saint Bernard School in Uncasville, CT for 7 years. In this time, she grew the music program to include well over half of the student population. Under her direction, the music program was honored to perform at prestigious locations around the world, including at Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Rome, the USS Intrepid and Saint Patrick Cathedral in New York City, Disney World in Orlando, FL, and the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Caitlin is a current doctoral student at DePaul University in Chicago studying Educational Leadership. She studied at the University of New Hampshire, earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Education in 2010, and went on to study at the University of Saint Joseph for a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, where she is delighted to serve as an adjunct faculty member. She is certified in the International Baccalaureate program for MYP, DP and leadership practices. Her passions include DEI in arts spaces, curriculum development, innovative education practices to increase literacy for all, and music technology. She is thrilled to bring her background to the Springfield Symphony Orchestra!

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