Mexican-American violinist, Conlon has performed to much acclaim on stages throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia and the U.S. Countless of her performances have been aired live on radio and television including a special for the Telemundo channel in 2003. She has appeared as soloist with various orchestras and chamber ensembles through Mexico, Europe, and the U.S.
Maureen has garnered first prizes and placed at competitions nationally and internationally including a first place at the National Violin Competition “Hermilo Novelo” in Mexico and the “Hermilo Novelo” award at the International Henryk Szeryng Violin Competition. While studying at Penn State University she also won the Concerto Competition as well as first place at the Graduate Exhibition in 2005 and 2006. In 2005 she was a semi-finalist at the prestigious Sphinx Competition. Conlon was also a recipient of the CONACULTA scholarship for the performing arts from 2006-2007 allowing her to pursue further studies in the U.S.
Due to her passion for chamber music she co-founded the Trio Nova Mundi with whom she performed from 2001-2017 throughout various concert venues in Latin America, Africa, and the U.S. including appearances as soloists with the Atlanta Virtuosi orchestra in Atlanta, GA. While at Rice University they were awarded the Ralph A. Anderson music scholarship award.
As an avid orchestral musician, she is the newly appointed Concertmaster of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra. Maureen served as Concertmaster with the Erie Chamber Orchestra, Guest Concertmaster of the Erie Philharmonic and the Sphinx Symphony, and is currently a member of the Pittsburgh Opera
Orchestra and Wheeling Symphony. She’s also been a member of the Erie Philharmonic, Sphinx Virtuosi, Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, Penns Woods Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. She appears as a regular substitute violinist with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Harrisburg Symphony and has played with the Virginia Symphony, Akron Symphony and National Philharmonic.

Her keen interest and devotion to music and especially the violin began at a very early age but it was several years later that she would begin lessons with Pedro Gasca in her hometown of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato Mexico and later with Gilberto Nunez and David Mallory. She holds degrees from Ric


e University, Penn State University, and Carnegie Mellon University studying with Kenneth Goldsmith, Jim Lyon and former Pittsburgh Symphony concertmaster, Andres Cardenes respectively.
Among her many mentors and coaches are Max Zorin, Violaine Melancon, Norman Fischer, Paul Katz, Paul Ellison, James Dunham, Steve Ansell, Ida Kavafian, Rachel Barton-Pine, and members of the Ying, Lark, Orion, Emerson, and Tokyo Quartets.
Ms. Conlon served as Adjunct Professor of Violin/Viola at Grove City College from 2012-2017.  She is a faculty member at the Dali Quartet International Festival during the summer and at the Chamber Music Intensive Camp in Pittsburgh. She continues to actively perform as a soloist and chamber musician. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA with husband, Michael Dorosh and her daughter Camila. When she isn’t making music she is playing with her daughter, watching movies and enjoying great food.