American violinist Teagan Faran is a multidisciplinary musician focused on enacting social change through the arts. She has recorded with the Buffalo Tango Orkestra, had compositions featured at the NYSSMA Conference and the Persis Vehar Competition for Excellence, and works closely with the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, MI. Faran has recently served as concertmaster of the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra and the Ann Arbor Camerata.
As a soloist, Faran has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the University of Vermont Symphony, the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra (including a performance in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy), the Ann Arbor Camerata (AAC), and the Williamsville East Symphonic Orchestra. Administratively, she worked as the AAC’s executive director for a season, and held internship positions in the Marketing and Education Departments of the Buffalo Philharmonic, and Education and Concerts/Touring with Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Pursuing a bachelor's degree in Violin Performance and Jazz/Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan, Faran currently studies under Danielle Belen, Andrew Jennings, and Andrew Bishop. An avid educator, Faran has worked with Ann Arbor’s El Sistema program as well as the Sphinx Overture Program. She performs regularly with CAYO and is the founder of the all-arts collective Red Shoe Company.