Allegro Academy is a small non-profit music conservatory in Easton, Maryland, with the ambition of inspiring a lifelong appreciation for the joy of music. Founded in 2017, Allegro Academy connects musicians of all ages – from beginner, intermediate, and advanced students to the best local and international artists – through workshops, lessons, ensembles, and public instrumental and choral performances to enrich the lives of musicians and enthusiasts of all ages and incomes in our community.


Allegro Academy’s home is Trinity Cathedral, Easton, Maryland. We are grateful to Trinity for providing space for lessons, rehearsals, as well as for many of our public performances. Allegro is operated and funded independently of the Cathedral’s music program. Programs of the Academy are supported in part by the Talbot County and Maryland State Arts Councils and by generous contributions from individuals in our community.

Our Mission 


To offer exceptional music education and performance experiences to the greater Talbot County Area

and to make these offerings affordable to all.


Our Vision 


To create a community that understands and appreciates one another through

the joy of making music together.

Board of Directors

John Hawkins Miller, President

Katie Cox, Vice President

Lori Cuthbert

Frances Forster

Susan Brown Moore

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Amy Morgan

Artistic Director


Amy Morgan is a native of the Eastern Shore and an accomplished musician whose education includes a Bachelors degree in Piano Performance from Salisbury University and Masters in Choral Conducting from Messiah College. Music education and its communal value inspire her as a director and teacher. She has served as the Director of Music at Trinity Cathedral since 2014, is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, and is an active musician the Easton community. 

Carolyn Cutler

Voice and Beginning Piano Instructor


An accomplished vocal soloist, Carolyn Cutler has performed throughout the United States at churches, conferences and community events.  She studied music at Florida State University as a voice principal with a secondary in piano. Carolyn is also an experienced choral conductor and pianist, having recently retired from nearly 25 years as the Director of Music and Worship Arts at First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora, Florida. In this role she directed adult, children’s and handbell choirs as well as leading and playing keyboard in the praise band. 

Merideth Buxton

Strings Instructor

Since arriving on the Eastern Shore in 1982, Merideth Buxton estimates that she has given lessons to thousands of children, teens, and adults at Washington College, her studio in Royal Oak, and at workshops in New York, D.C., Virginia, and North Carolina.  She is the founder, director, and principal instructor of First Strings, a youth outreach program of Chesapeake Music, and also performs frequently as a viola soloist and orchestra member. Merideth's background includes a Bachelors in Music Education from the SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music and a Masters in Suzuki Pedagogy from Ithaca College.