Faculty: Music

Abigail McLaughlin is a violinist and teacher in northeast Ohio. She is a violinist in the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra and the Youngstown Scoring Stage, and is also a regular substitute violinist with the Youngstown Symphony. From 2015 to 2017, Abigail was violin faculty at Thiel College, Pennsylvania, where she was the adjunct professor of the strings program. Abigail is one of the founding teachers for the Strings of Joy Youth Program with the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, and was a violin instructor for the program for the past three years.

During Abigail’s high school years she was a member of the Wheeling and Pittsburgh Youth Orchestras and participated in the PYSO Italy Tour and West Virginia All-State Orchestra Festival. Abigail received her Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance in 2015 from Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University, where she was a student of National Orchestra Violinist John Wilcox, and Joseph Kromholz. Abigail enjoys participating in summer music festivals, and played in the National Music Festival in 2011 and 2012, and the Brevard Summer Festival in 2013 and 2014.

Currently, Abigail is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance at Cleveland State University, where she is a student of Peter Otto and a member of the CSU graduate string quartet.

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