MAURA SHAWN SCANLIN has a degree in violin performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, where she studied violin performance with Lucy Chapman. She is now pursuing a masters degree at Yale studying with Ani Kavafian. Maura Shawn has been a finalist or award winner in several state, national and international competitions and has appeared as a soloist with the Asheville Symphony and the Charlotte Youth Symphony. She also was selected to be concermaster of NC All State Honors Orchestra and the NC Western Regional Honors Orchestra. As a three time US National Scottish Fiddling Champion Maura Shawn was invited to compete in the prestigious Glenfiddich Fiddle Competition in Pitlochry, Scotland, of which she was crowned champion.