Marie-Elaine Gagnon, D.M.A. '06

Marie-Elaine Gagnon, D.M.A. '06Marie-Elaine Gagnon, D.M.A. ‘06, cellist, is an assistant professor of cello at the University of South Dakota, where she has played in the Rawlins Piano Trio since 2009. The Rawlins Piano Trio has distinguished itself as a leading American chamber music ensemble. Since its founding in 1987, it has given performances throughout the United States and abroad. Gagnon’s most recent international tours have included Taiwan and Panama. In January 2011, the trio traveled to New York City to perform on the prestigious Chamber Music America artist showcase.

Gagnon has won numerous music competitions in Canada and the United States, and as a member of the Ibis Camerata he performed in Russia, at the White Nights Festival, in Serbia and Switzerland. In 2006, their first recording, Glisten, was released by Albany Records. She majored in instrumental performance at the Frost School of Music.