Abigail Albaugh, M.AmSAT, originally from Annapolis, Maryland, received degrees in violin performance from East Carolina University and University of Michigan. She is the winner of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. Performing in various festivals and ensembles, Albaugh has toured England, Iceland, Scotland, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, and Canada. Albaugh has been a member of the Wilmington and Long Bay Symphonies, the Atlantean Piano Trio, and was a founding member of the Caretta Quartet. She was an alumni guest artist at the 2013 Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival at East Carolina University. With the Carolina International Orchestra, a collaboration with the China National Orchestra, she performed at various East Coast venues in the fall of 2013. In the summer of 2015, Albaugh joined the bluegrass band Massive Grass and has performed with them at Floyd Fest and the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC. She can be heard on their album, “Ripe for the Pickin’”, released in June, 2017.
In 2008, upon completion of a three-year training program at Alexander Technique in Ann Arbor under director Jane Heirich, Albaugh earned Teacher Certification through the American Society for the Alexander Technique. Since then, she has done post-graduate training with Joan and Alex Murray in Urbana, IL. Intensive study and mentoring with students of Paul Rolland has led to engagements teaching Rolland Pedagogy and Alexander Technique at Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Workshops at George Mason University. She has presented Alexander Technique workshops to musicians at American String Teachers Association Conferences, East Carolina University, UNC-Wilmington, IU-Purdue-Fort Wayne, the American Guild of Organists-Wilmington, Ashley Hall in Charleston, SC, the Wilmington Parkinson and Lewy Body Dementia Support Group, and Miller-Motte College in Wilmington, NC. Albaugh is currently on faculty in the Fine Arts Department at Pine Crest School in Boca Raton, FL.