KalHaven Strings is a wedding music ensemble operating out of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Consisting of some of the finest string musicians in the state, this talented group is ready to provide your special day with the perfect soundtrack. Professional and personable, they have performed at over 150 weddings and offer a comprehensive and genre-spanning selection of musical pieces for you to choose from.
KalHaven Strings is available for celebrations throughout Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, South Haven, Chicagoland, and beyond. They will customize their performance to fit your specific desires with ensemble options including solo violin, violin-cello duo, piano trio, string quartet, and more. Available for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, they will craft the perfect playlist of pieces, with genres including classical, jazz, pop, and tango. They can also learn any special requests you may have to provide your special day with a more personalized musical experience.
3 Reviews for KalHaven Strings
Recommended by 100% of couples
Rita Kreynin · Getting married on 05/09/2021
Megan was a wonderful violinist and we LOVED having her play at our wedding. She was professional, easy to work with, and played beautifully. We highly recommend her!Sent on 09/27/2020
KalHaven Strings's reply:Thank you so much, Rita! I am so glad that I was able to be a part of your beautiful wedding day and it was an absolute pleasure to meet you.
Prudy Nelson · Married on 09/17/2020
Great Music/Nice People/Good Service
Megan was the violinist yesterday and did such a lovely job. The music was wonderful an she was a pleasure to work with. A wonderful choice!Sent on 09/18/2020
KalHaven Strings's reply:Thanks so much, Prudy! It was a pleasure to meet you and an absolutely beautiful wedding. Looking forward to seeing you again!
Yair Cohen · Married on 09/17/2020
Great service and music
Music was great, timing was greatSent on 09/25/2020
KalHaven Strings's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, Yair! It was a beautiful ceremony and so lovely to meet you. Best wishes!
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Team of KalHaven Strings
Manager and Violinist
Megan has performed as a violinist for over 150 weddings and serves as manager of the KalHaven Strings. She enjoys a multifaceted career as a freelance performing artist and teacher. She recently completed her doctoral coursework in violin performance at the University of Colorado Boulder before returning home to the Midwest. While in Boulder, Megan served as the graduate teaching assistant to Károly Schranz and Harumi Rhodes, the former and current violinists in the world-renowned Takács String Quartet. Megan has held positions with the Kalamazoo, Southwest Michigan, Holland (MI), and Southeast Iowa symphony orchestras, and has also performed with the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, and the Steamboat Springs Symphony Orchestra. Megan holds Master of Music and Artist Diploma degrees from Western Michigan University, where she served as graduate teaching assistant to Professor Renata Artman Knific, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Iowa under the tutelage of Dr. Scott Conklin. She has studied viola performance with Professor Igor Fedotov and Dr. Megan Gray.
Violinist and Violist
Timothy Cuffman has served as the Assistant Concertmaster of the Cheyenne Symphony, Concertmaster of the Longmont Symphony, and Principal Second Violin of the Mansfield Symphony. Additionally, he has performed with numerous other ensembles including the Colorado Symphony, the Fort Collins Symphony, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Dubuque Symphony. Previously, he has served as a teaching assistant at the University of Iowa and Ohio University.
Dr. Cuffman earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy with a Secondary Area in Viola from the University of Iowa in 2016. He also holds Master of Music degrees from Ohio University in Violin Performance and Upper String Pedagogy and a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Akron.
Grand Rapids native Kennedy Dixon is a recent graduate of Western Michigan University. During her undergraduate studies, Kennedy was a Presidential Scholar in Music. The Presidential Scholar designation is the highest academic honor that WMU can bestow on its undergraduates. Selection is based on the students' general academic excellence, academic and artistic excellence, and intellectual and artistic promise. Kennedy is now pursuing an accelerated Master of Arts degree in Music Composition at Western Michigan University. She was recently invited to attend the Missouri Experimental Sonic Arts Festival taking place at the University of Central Missouri to perform her piece, Pretty on Paper, for solo viola and improvised electronics. Kennedy is currently the President of the Western Student Composers Alliance and also serves as the Assistant Principal Violist of the Holland Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held for two years.