MaeLynn Arnold has established an artistic presence in the Boston area since her arrival in 2006. She began her career as a violinist at the age of six under the instruction of her mother. She went on to study at the Oberlin Conservatory with Marilyn McDonald at the age of ten and made her solo debut that same year as a soloist with the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra. She received both her Bachelor of Music Degree and Master of Music degree in violin performance from Boston University. She has studied with Milan Vitek at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Ani Schnarch at the Royal College of Music in London, Ivan Chan of the Miami String Quartet, Bayla Keyes and Peter Zazofsky at Boston University College of Fine Arts. Ms. Arnold has performed in master classes for such renowned violinists as James Buswell, Christian Tetzlaff, William Preucil, Lucie Robert, Charles Castleman, Lewis Kaplan, Andres Cardenes, and Stephen Clapp.
Ms. Arnold was the first place winner of the 2010 Tuesday Musical Scholarship Competition in Akron, OH, and has performed as soloist with the Lakeland Civic Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony, and the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra. She has attended such festivals as the Lucerne Festival Academy (2015), Deer Valley Music Festival Emerging Quartets program (2015), Spoleto Music Festival USA (2014), the Duxbury Music Festival (2011), International Music Festival (2010), Opera de Bauge in France (2008-2009), Kent Blossom Music Festival (2007), Boston University Tanglewood Institute and quartet workshop (2005, 2006), Credo Music Festival (2002-2004), Kinhaven (2001), Indiana University Summer String Institute (2000), and Interlochen Summer Arts Academy (1999). She has served on the faculty for the 2012 Duxbury Summer Music Festival Preparatory Division, and at the Youth and Muse music festival at Boston Conservatory in 2016.
Ms. Arnold served as the concertmaster of the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Max Hobart from 2014-2018. She frequently performs with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), Odyssey Opera, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of Indian Hill, the Marsh Chapel Players, and Cantata Singers, and is co-concertmaster of the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra. She joins the Boston Pops, Indianapolis Symphony, and productions at TD Garden for seasonal performances.
In April 2009, she participated in the Internationale Junge Orchester Akademie performing on tour in Germany. She has played under conductors Michael Tilson-Thomas, James Conlon, Pierre Boulez, and Franz Welser-Most.
In 2000, Ms. Arnold founded a trio with her sisters- Danae Arnold (Anderson) and Sarah Arnold- Strings of Gold, performing in concert and in public outreach settings. Together they produced three albums of their special music. Ms. Arnold currently performs in concert and collaboration with the Denovo Quartet, founded in Boston 2014 (www.denovoquartet.com). The quartet has served as Boston Chamber Music Society artists-in-residence at Somerville High School since 2017.
Ms. Arnold is a certified Suzuki instructor and teaches privately at her studio in Arlington. She has served on the faculty at Winchester Community Music School 2015-2017, the South Shore Conservatory from 2010-2014, and the Aurora School of Music in Ohio from 2009-2010. She resides in Arlington with her husband and two children.