Dr Jeffrey Meyer

Director of Bands
Fine Arts & Communication
(432) 837-8018
Fax: (432) 837-8376
Office: FAB 103
Address: Box C-43, Alpine, TX 79832
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Jeffrey Meyer joined Sul Ross State University as Director of Bands and Brass Studies in 2015. He received his Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music, Master of Music from Kent State University, and Doctor of Musical Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His former teachers include Don Harry, Ronald Bishop, Craig Knox, John Bottomley, and Scott Mendoker. He has performed with numerous orchestras such as the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra (Mexico), Mexico City Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Guam Symphony Orchestra, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, and the Roswell Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. His varied performing background also includes the Fountain City Brass Band, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, Kent Faculty Brass Quintet, FiveOne experimental orchestra, and the Mexico City-based Ensemble Liminar.

Meyer performs in a flute/tuba duo with his wife, Mary Elizabeth Thompson. Recently they premiered a work written for them by Donald Callen Freed at the 2017 Southwest Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference in Tucson. Meyer has performed solos with the Tumon Bay International Wind Orchestra, University Circle Wind Ensemble, and the Kent Wind Ensemble. A proponent for new music, he has commissioned and premiered works by Chappell Kingsland, Keith Kirchoff, Colette Mourey, Robert Morris, Michael Bratt, Jorge Sosa, Hannah Lash, John H.C. Thompson, Jeremy Allen, Carlos Alejandro Ponzio, and many others. His solo performances range from the Foro Internacional de Música Nueva “Manuel Enríquez” in Mexico City to the Ingenuity Festival in Cleveland.

Meyer is an active conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. He has served on the faculties of the Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Guam, Highland Community College, El Paso Community College, and the Luzerne Music Center. He has recorded the albums Facing the Mirror with the Dave Rivello Ensemble, Natural Melodies for the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the score to the film La Revolución de los Alcatraces. He commissioned and recorded Quartet for the End of Music by Chappell Kingsland (winner of the 2006 Harvey Phillips Composition Award), available on the recording New Music From Chappell’s Kitchen, and also performed on Kingsland’s album A Mental Picnic. Meyer has published several articles and compositions through the International Tuba-Euphonium Association. The Washington and Lee University Wind Ensemble recently premiered his work Marfa Lights in the US and Canada, and several of his electronic music compositions were selected for inclusion in the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. Meyer received a Higher Education Fund to found and maintain the electronic music studio at Sul Ross. He also directs the pit orchestra for the Theatre of the Big Bend and the Big Bend (TX) Community Band.