Megan Bilden-Deems has served as principal clarinetist of the Folsom Lake Symphony since 2012. She holds her B.M. and M.M. degrees in Music Education from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music where she studied clarinet with Dr. Patricia Shands and conducting with Dr. Eric Hammer. Megan is a member of the Folsom Lake Woodwind Quintet and has performed with many other groups including the Auburn Symphony, Camelia Symphony, Bear Valley Music Festival, Grand Forks (ND) Symphony, Camerata California orchestra, and the Fair Oaks Woodwind Quintet. Megan has taught instrumental music for over 25 years in both public and private schools, served as the instructor of applied clarinet at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, served as a part-time visiting lecturer at the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music conducting the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and serves as a chamber music coach each summer for the University of the Pacific’s Single Reed Chamber Music Day.