Dr. Megan Gray first discovered her love for music in her 4th grade classroom trailer at Bel Air Elementary School, in Woodbridge, VA. A devoted violist, Megan’s passion for music performance and education has guided her life’s adventure. In 2020 she was appointed Executive Director for the Youth Orchestras of Central Virginia. Dr. Gray earned her Bachelor of Music Performance in Viola from Virginia Commonwealth University. She went on to earn her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Viola Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. Her graduate research focused on the teaching of essential skills in arts entrepreneurship through innovative curricula. During her graduate studies Dr. Gray became a founding member of the Enid Trio, a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to commissioning and performing new music. Enid has premiered works across the country including performances at Lawrence Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, and the International Double-Reed Society. In addition to her position as Executive Director with YOCVA, Dr. Gray is currently a violist with the Roanoke Symphony, and instructor of violin and viola at Woodberry Forest Private School.