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Jeffrey Meyer

Asst Prof Music/Band


Curriculum Vitæ

Fine Arts & Communication
FAB 103   C-43
432 837-8018
jjm15or@sulross.edu

As a conductor and private teacher, I have taught students ages 8-80, from beginners to pre-professional. In addition, I teach courses in Music Education, Composition, Music Theory, Sight Singing and Ear Training, Orchestration, Conducting, Music Appreciation, and Music Technology. I am currently the Director of Bands and Brass Studies at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, and I have served on the faculties of El Paso Community College, The University of Guam, Highland (Kansas) Community College, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Additionally, I have provided master classes at Wayland Baptist University, Angelo State University, West Texas A&M University, and I served on the faculty of the First Statewide Band Festival at the Cultural Institute in Tlaxcala City, Mexico. At Sul Ross, I conduct the concert and athletic bands, and I teach all brass instruments. In these courses, we study diverse literature from composers such as David Amram, Kent Kennan, Barbara York, Francis Poulenc, and Fisher Tull, to name a few.

 

I emphasize strategies for achieving successful performances that communicate and connect with audiences. Chamber music and collaboration is central to my work, and I strive to program literature that spans all the style periods, as well as the music of different ethnologies and national styles, including female and composers of color. We often discuss phrasing regarding formulating a breathing plan, and as such we inevitably study score reading and analysis. My students have gone on to become successful educators and performers, and enter robust graduate programs for Music.

 

What I love most about teaching is how I can continue to grow as a musician and artist, discovering more about how music works through continuous study. I do not take a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching, and I am always eager to try out new methodologies in classes and lessons, distilling them into my own practice. My aim as a teacher is to empower my students to make their own informed decisions about how to interpret and explicate music that is artful and entertaining, and to always feel that they can rise to meet any performing challenge.

 

Recently, I served as the conductor/clinician for the 2020 TMEA All-Region 6 Freshman Band in Midland, TX, and the 2019 ATSSB All-Region 22 High School Band in El Paso, TX. I was the tenured principal tubist of the Springfield (Missouri) Symphony Orchestra, and I have performed as a substitute tubist with the Mexico City Philharmonic, Xalapa Symphony Orchestra (Mexico), Chihuahua Philharmonic (Mexico), Juarez Symphony (Mexico), Roswell Symphony (New Mexico), Mansfield Symphony (Ohio), and the Fountain City Brass Band (Kansas), to name a few. I hold the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Master of Music from Kent State University, and Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music. I am also a composer and have had original works performed at the Abrons Arts Center in New York City, Casa Loma, in Toronto, Ontario, and the Atkinson Recital Hall in Las Cruces, New Mexico.





Spring 2021

MUS 1111 008   Ind Instruction French Horn        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1111 009   Individual Instruction Trumpet        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1111 010   Ind Instruction Trombone        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1111 011   Ind Instruction Euphonium        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1111 012   Individual Instruction Tuba        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1111 013   Ind Instruction Percussion        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1113 001   Concert Band        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1113 003   Brass Ensemble        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1113 004   Lobo Spirit Band        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1211 008   Ind Instruction French Horn        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1211 009   Individual Instruction Trumpet        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1211 010   Ind. Instruction Trombone        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1211 011   Ind. Instruction Euphonium        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1211 012   Individual Instruction Tuba        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1211 013   Ind Instruction Percussion        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 2123 001   Brass Techniques        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3111 008   Ind Instruction French Horn        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3111 009   Individual Instruction Trumpet        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3111 010   Ind Instruction Trombone        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3111 011   Ind Instruction Euphonium        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3111 012   Individual Instruction Tuba        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3111 013   Ind Instruction Percusson        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3113 001   Concert Band        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3113 003   Brass Ensemble        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3113 004   Lobo Spirit Band        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3211 008   Ind Instruction French Horn        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3211 009   Individual Instruction Trumpet        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3211 010   Ind Instruction Trombone        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3211 011   Ind Instruction Euphonium        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3211 012   Individual Instruction Tuba        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3211 013   Ind Instruction Percusson        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 4131 001   Senior Recital        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation



Fall 2020

FA 1302 W01   Music Appreciation        
MUS 1111 008   Individual Instrct French Horn        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1111 009   Individual Instruction Trumpet        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1111 010   Individual Instructn Trombone        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1111 011   Individual Instrctn Euphonium        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1111 012   Individual Instruction Tuba        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1111 013   Ind Instruction - Percussion        
MUS 1113 001   Concert Band        
MUS 1113 002   Lobo Spirit Band        
MUS 1113 003   Brass Ensemble        
MUS 1211 008   Individual Instruc French Horn        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1211 009   Individual Instruction Trumpet        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1211 010   Individual Instruct Trombone        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1211 011   Individual Instruct Euphonium        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1211 012   Individual Instruction Tuba        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1211 013   Ind Instruction - Percussion        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3111 008   Individual Instruc French Horn        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3111 009   Individual Instruc Trumpet        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3111 010   Individual Instruc Trombone        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3111 011   Individual Instr Euphonium        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3111 012   Individual Instruction Tuba        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3113 001   Concert Band        
MUS 3113 002   Lobo Spirit Band        
MUS 3113 003   Brass Ensemble        
MUS 3211 008   Individual Instruc French Hor        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3211 009   Individual Instruct Trumpet        
MUS 3211 010   Individual Instruc Trombone        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3211 011   Individual Instr Euphonium        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3211 012   Individual Instruction Tuba        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation



Summer II 2020

FA 1302 SW1   Music Appreciation        
MUS 1111 SW1   Indivd. Instructn. French Horn        
 | Student Evaluation



Spring 2020
No Student Evaluations due to COVID-19

MUS 1113 001   Concert Band        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1113 002   Music Theatre Ensembl        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1113 003   Brass Ensemble        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1113 004   Lobo Spirit Band        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1211 008   Ind Instruction: French Horn        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1211 010   Ind Instruction: Trombone        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1211 011   Ind Instruction: Euphonium        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3113 001   Concert Band        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3113 003   Brass Ensemble        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3113 004   Lobo Spirit Band        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3211 009   Ind Instruction: Trumpet        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 4216 001   Arranging        
 | Student Evaluation



Fall 2019

MUS 1113 001   Concert Band        
MUS 1113 002   Lobo Athletic Band        
MUS 1113 003   Brass Ensemble        
MUS 1211 008   Ind Instruction: French Horn        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1211 010   Ind Instruction: Trombone        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 2116 001   Sight Sing Ear Train III        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3113 001   Concert Band        
MUS 3113 002   Lobo Athletic Band        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3113 003   Brass Ensemble        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3211 009   Ind Instruction: Trumpet        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3310 W01   Electronic Music        
 | Student Evaluation



Summer 2 2019

FA 1302 SW1   Music Appreciation        
MUS 3211 009   Ind Instruction: Trumpet        
 | Student Evaluation



Summer I 2019

MUS 1113 001   Concert Band        



Spring 2019

MUS 1111 012   Ind Instruction: Tuba        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1113 001   Concert Band        
MUS 1113 002   Theatre Ensemble        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1113 003   Brass Ensemble        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1211 010   Ind Instruction: Trombone        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 2123 001   Brass Techniques        
MUS 3113 001   Concert Band        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3113 002   Theatre Ensemble        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3113 003   Brass Ensemble        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3211 009   Ind Instruction: Trumpet        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3211 011   Ind Instruction: Euphonium        
 | Student Evaluation



Fall 2018

FA 1302 002   Music Appreciation        
MUS 1111 008   Ind Instruction: French Horn        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 1113 001   Concert Band        
MUS 1113 002   Lobo Athletic Band        
MUS 1211 009   Ind Instruction: Trumpet        
MUS 1211 010   Ind Instruction: Trombone        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3113 001   Concert Band        
MUS 3113 004   Lobo Athletic Band        
MUS 3211 011   Ind Instruction: Euphonium        
 | Student Evaluation
MUS 3313 001   Fundamentals of Conducting