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David Meyer (Baritone)

Born: USA

The American baritone music pedagogue and researcher, David Meyer obtained his Bachelor of Music degree hin Voice, Minor in German Literature from the University of Iowa in 1992; His Master of Music degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy, Minors in Speech Pathology and Music History from Indiana University in 1996; and his Doctor of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy, Minors in Speech Pathology and Music History also from Indiana University in 2001. He also had some courses at Académy de musique de Villecroze (Mélodie and lieder program, 19o9), Britten-Pears School of Music in England (Francis Poulenc, Wolf, and Benjamin Britten song courses, 1998 & 1999) and Salzburg College (Summer programs in music and German, 1989 & 1990). His voice teachers were: Voice teachers: Peter Runge, Giorgio Tozzi, James King, Alfred Gammon, and Robert Eckert. He attrended master-classes with Elly Ameling, Marilyn Horne, Simon Estes, Graham Johnson, Dalton Baldwin, Warren Jones, Roger Vignoles, and others.

A leading scholar and researcher of the singing voice, baritone David Meyer is an active performer, teacher, clinician, and voice scientist. His operatic repertoire includes the role of Scarpia (2009) in Puccinis Tosca, Wozzeck in Alban Berg’s Wozzeck, Horace Tabor in Douglas Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe, Balstrode in Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes, and approximately 30 other roles. He has also rich and varied Lieder and concert repertoire.

David Meyer maintains an active and varied singing career, appearing frequently in opera, oratorio, and song recitals throughout the USA and abroad. He has sung with the Hessische Staatstheater Wiesbaden in Germany, with the Krakow opera in Poland, and with the Staatstheater Winterthur in Switzerland. His performance credentials include the Indianapolis opera, the Kentucky opera, the Bellevue Opera, and the Muddy River Opera Company. He has performed with the BBC Orchestra at the Aldeburgh Festival in England and at the Concertgebau in Holland, and he has toured with Paul Hillier as a member of Theater of Voices.

David Meyer serves as associate professor of voice and voice pedagogy at Shenandoah Conservatory. He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Voice Foundation and the Voice Science Advisory Committee of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. In 2010 he received the Van L. Lawrence Fellowship, a prestigious national award in recognition of his contributions to the field of teaching singing and the use of voice science. Meyer is a former faculty member of Western Washington University; his students have won numerous awards and have sung in major venues worldwide.

Recordings: Songs of Arvo Pärt, Theater of Voices, directed by Paul Hillier (Harmonia Mundi); Beyond Plainsong: Tropes and Polyphony in the Medieval Church, directed by Thomas Binkley (Focus Records); Missa Ecce Ancilla Domini: Guillaume Du Fay, directed by Thomas Binkley (Focus Records).

Source: David Mayer Website; Shenandoah University Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2012)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Jan Harrington


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Paul Hillier


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Links to other Sites

David Meyer - baritone (Official Website)

David Meyer (Shenandoah University)

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