Orchestra Director


Dr. Megan Sahely is the Director of Orchestras at Leon High School and Raa Middle School. In addition to serving as the Florida Orchestra Association District 3 Chairperson, she maintains an active freelance career as a performing violinist and studio teacher. She currently holds positions with the Tallahassee Symphony, the Pensacola Symphony, the Columbus Symphony, the Northwest Florida Symphony, and Sinfonia Gulf Coast as an orchestral violinist. She also presents regular chamber music and solo recitals in the Tallahassee area.

As an educator, Dr. Sahely is a regular faculty member for the FSU Summer Music Camps String Orchestra Camp and a member of the faculty at the Bach Parley String Academy. In 2018, she served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at FSU in 2018, where she taught String Methods to upper-level undergraduate music education majors. Her students regularly receive Superior ratings at Concert Music Performance Assessments and Solo and Ensemble Assessments.

Dr. Sahely earned the Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music Performance degrees from the University of Kentucky, where she graduated summa cum laude. She earned the Master’s of Music and Doctorate of Music in Violin Performance from Florida State University, where she served as Teaching Assistant to Dr. Benjamin Sung. Her graduate studies included the completion of a certificate in college teaching. She has previously taught orchestra and general music at the John F. Kennedy German-American School in Berlin, Germany, as well as in the Fayette County Public Schools of Lexington, KY.