Dr. Meggie Aube, born and raised in Alaska, graduated from the University of Alaska, Anchorage with a bachelor’s degree in percussion performance in 2006. While in Alaska she distinguished herself as a performer and educator, both performing recitals and teaching throughout the state. After attending UAA, Dr. Aube moved to Iowa City to continue her education at the University of Iowa under the instruction of Dr. Daniel Moore where she was also a percussion teaching assistant. She completed her Master’s degree in 2008 and earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Percussion Performance and Pedagogy in May 2011. Her dissertation, "Women in Percussion: The Emergence of Women as Professional Percussionists in the United States, 1930- present" was completed in spring 2011 and can be found on www.Proquest.com.
Teaching experiences in percussion teaching and performing at the Amman National Music Conservatory in Amman, Jordan. She was also the founder and artistic director of the Palmer Arts Council Summer Percussion Camp; and this summer was the percussion instructor at the Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Festival in Decorah, Iowa. Dr. Aube is an avid performer of new works for percussion, having premiered and commissioned over twenty-five solo and chamber compositions. In addition, she has recently been selected to present her research at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in November of 2012.
Currently residing in Palmer, Alaska, Dr. Aube works as a percussion educator, choral director, and an adjunct professor at Matanuska-Susitna College. Along with her private studio she teaches at Twindley Bridge Charter School as a percussion, choir and music theory teacher. She also directs the Palmer High School percussion ensemble who received a superior rating of "1" at the Alaska State Solo and Ensemble competition. In addition to teaching percussion in the valley Dr. Aube is the music director at the Wasilla First Presbyterian Church. This fall she will be the music director for the Valley Performing Arts production of Cotton Patch Gospel.