Based in Boston, the Meadowlark Piano Trio (b. 2012) originally hails from America’s heartland. The trio has engaged audiences nationwide in venues ranging from the Carnegie Room Concerts and Spectrum Music Series in New York to Bing Concert Hall in California, and from to retirement communities in Massachusetts to house concerts in Montana. Inspired by music from myriad cultures and time-periods, including the present moment, the trio actively participates in the creation of new music and has commissioned multiple works by living composers such as Nels Drue Daily, Stephanie Boyd, and Thomas Dougherty. The Meadowlark Trio served as Music for Food Artist Fellows in the 2018-2019 season, presenting workshops at K-12 schools and concerts throughout the greater Boston area to raise awareness of food insecurity and to support local food pantries. They have appeared at numerous festivals, such as Toronto Summer Music Festival, Garth Newel Music Center, St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, Avaloch Music Residency, and Caroga Lake Music Festival, where they were the first ensemble-in-residence. The trio’s members received advanced degrees from the Shepherd School at Rice University, Boston University, New England Conservatory, and the Cleveland Institute of Music, and their mentors have included musicians from the Chiara Quartet, Cavani Quartet, Bayla Keyes, Kim Kashkashian, and Daniel Shapiro. Away from their instruments, the trio mates enjoy drinking caffeinated beverages and laughing abundantly.