MegYork, Tarab Retreat registrar


Meg York grew up off-grid near the Village of Los Lunas, New Mexico surrounded by the sounds of Mexican, Spanish, Native American, and Jewish music.  Always drawn to eastern sounds and dance accompaniment,  Meg has has a Performance Degree from the University of New Mexico in Clarinet, Flute and Flamenco Accompaniment, where she studied under Eva Encinias Sandoval, Pablo Rodarte, and toured with Joaquin Encinias.  She has toured the US and Mexico multiple times playing Classical Western Orchestral music, Middle Eastern Fusion and Flamenco, and has traveled extensively in Turkey to soak up musicality as well. 

Meg has founded and participated in dozens of eastern music ensembles over the decades, and Meg leads the Tarab Retreat: she organizes all concert and class schedules.

Meg is a Lifetime Member of the Eastern European Folklife Center and a Presenting Member of Society for Ethnomusicology.  She has lead ensembles at the Mendocino Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp, Stockton International Camp, Society for Creative Anachronisms, and for Colorado Friends of Old Time Music and Dance events.  

Meg is delighted to be an Artist in Residence with the Athena Project, Denver, CO,  and Pomegranate Studios, Santa Fe, NM.  

Meg is especially honored to be a founding member of the Farabi  Ensemble in collaboration with Ahmad Soufiani, Shahrzad Khorsandi and David Taylor Zikr Dance

Now based in Colorado, Meg collaborates with Bella Diva Dance, Musical Ambassadors of Peace, Denver Spring Institute, and is the Director Denver Sister Cities' Worldwide Festival.

Music and dance build mindfulness and community bridges between the past and the future, so vital in our modern times.

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