Megan Vinther has been at Everett High School since 2010. She previously taught at North Middle School in Everett Public Schools and Siuslaw High School in Florence, Oregon. She holds a Master of Music degree in music education from the University of Oregon and received her Bachelor's degree from U of O as well. Megan has been named in "Who's Who in America's Teachers," received an Outstanding Educator award from the Washington State Parent Teacher Association, and has led bands to Superior ratings at various festivals and contests throughout her career. While working in Oregon, her jazz band placed third in a nation-wide contest sponsored by Selmer Music Company and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and her wind ensemble placed among the top 10 bands of their division at state contest every year. In Everett, her wind ensemble and jazz band swept the Music in the Parks festival, placing first in both categories in San Francisco in 2019.
Vinther is an accomplished musician, specializing in French horn, piano and even accordion, something you can find her playing in the Irish band The Stumbling Fiddler. She is excited to be part of the team at Edmonds College, where she has the opportunity to build a musical community near her home. Vinther is looking forward to bringing people together through music, for creating new opportunities for individuals to pick up an instrument again and to be part of a fun community activity. The new and improved community band program has updated COVID protocols and safety guidelines so rehearsals can happen in person again.