Meghan Guegold+


The Denise & Barry Blank Chair 

Meghan Guegold is Principal Horn with both the Akron and Canton Symphony Orchestras and Second Horn with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus. She frequently performs as an extra and substitute horn player with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall and around the country and world with the orchestra on tours. She has also performed with The Minnesota Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Guegold is on faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music for the Preparatory and Continuing Education division and the Joint Music Program with Case Western Reserve University. She also works with both conservatory and preparatory brass ensembles and chairs the Winds, Brass, and Percussion division for CIM Prep. Many of her CIM Prep and CWRU JMP students have gone on to pursue degrees at music conservatories in the United States, United Kingdom, and Denmark.

A northeastern Ohio native and the daughter of music educators, Ms. Guegold earned a master’s degree in performance from CIM where she studied with Richard King, and earned a bachelor’s degree in performance with honors from the University of Akron where she studied with William Hoyt. Additionally, she studied with Rick Solis, Eli Epstein, and David Jolley, and attended the prestigious summer music festivals of the Music Academy of the West, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center, and the Artosphere Arts and Nature Festival. She was a recipient of a Presser Foundation Scholarship and a winner in two Tuesday Musical Association solo competitions during her undergraduate years at the University of Akron.

Ms. Guegold has been a featured soloist on Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds in E-flat, k. 297b (Canton), Schumann’s Concertpiece for Four Horns and Orchestra, op. 86 (Akron), and Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1, op. 11 (Akron).  She will again perform the Strauss with Canton in the 2021-2022 season.

Ms. Guegold currently lives in Jamesville, NY, with her fiancé Daniel Hege, his beautiful daughters, and their adored white boxer, Ellie.

+ One year appointment