Singing / Performing
Dr. Meyer maintains an active and varied singing career, appearing frequently in opera, oratorio, and song recitals throughout the United States and abroad. He has sung with the Hessisches 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 Concertgebouw in Holland, and he has toured with Paul Hillier as a member of Theater of Voices.
Dr. Meyer’s operatic repertoire includes the role of Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca, Wozzeck in Berg’s Wozzeck, Horace Tabor in Douglas Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe, Balstrode in Britten’s Peter Grimes, and approximately 30 other roles.
He received the doctor of music in vocal performance and pedagogy and a master of music from Indiana University. Both graduate degrees include minors in speech pathology and music history. He also holds a BM in applied voice from the University of Iowa and did additional graduate study at the Britten Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in England.
Selected Oratorio and Song Performances:
2023 Dom zu Salzburg: Guest soloist – excerpts from Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah. Philipp Pelster, organist.
2022 Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra: Soloist in Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. Jan Wagner, conductor. https://youtu.be/PK3Di38yikU
2022 First Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville Virginia: Soloist in The Crucifixion by John Stainer.
2020 Port Angeles Symphony: soloist in Faure’s Requiem. Jonathan Pasternak, conductor Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2019 Musica Viva: soloist in Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms. Ken Nafziger, artistic director.
2018 Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra: soloist in Durufle’s Requiem. Harris Ipcock, conductor.
2017 Port Angeles Symphony: soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols. Jonathan Pasternak, conductor.
2017 City Choir of Washington: soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem. Robert Shafer, conductor.
2016 Shenandoah Conservatory Joint Faculty Recital: songs of Robert Schumann with pianist Robert Thieme. VIEW
2016 Bach Handel Festival, Shenandoah Conservatory: baritone soloist in BWV 140 and excerpts from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
2015 City Choir of Washington: soloist in Mozart’s Mass in C Minor. Robert Shafer, conductor.
2014 Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra: soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana. Jan Wagner, conductor.
2014 Shenandoah Conservatory Chorus: soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols. Karen Keating, conductor. VIEW
2013 San Diegiuto Concert Series, San Diego, CA: soloist in “The Creation” by Haydn. William Hatcher, conductor.
2012 Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra: Mussorgsky’s Песни и пляски смерти (Songs and Dances of Death). Jan Wagner, conductor. VIEW
2012 Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra: soloist in Durufle’s Requiem. Robert Shafer, conductor.
2012 Arts Chorale of Winchester: soloist in “Magnificat in D Major” by J.S. Bach. Michael Main, conductor.
2011 Western Washington University Symphony Orchestra: soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Arthur Shaw, conductor. VIEW
2010 Bellingham Chamber Chorale: baritone soloist in Elijah by Mendelssohn. Timothy Fitzpatrick, conductor.
2008 Bellingham Chamber Chorale: baritone soloist in Messiah by Handel. Timothy Fitzpatrick, conductor.
2008 The University of Iowa Voxman School of Music Guest Recital: songs of Mahler, Finzi, Vaughan Williams, and Duparc with pianist Kimberly Carballo.
2008 St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Iowa City, Iowa: Five Mystical Songs. Two performances with full orchestra and 60-member choir in honor of the church’s fiftieth anniversary.
2007 Spivey Hall Recital Series, Atlanta Georgia: songs of Brahms, Duparc, Donizetti, and Finzi with mezzo-soprano Maya Hoover.
2007 Western Washington University Faculty Dance Concert: Leap to Where You Are. Johannes Brahms Neue Liebeslieder Wältzer, Op. 65sung by the Western Washington Voice Faculty Quartet. Timothy Fitzpatrick and Jeffrey Gilliam, piano.
2007 WWU Wind Ensemble Recital: songs of the French folk tradition with pianist Timothy Fitzpatrick. These songs were set by Milhaud in the Suite Francaise (1945) and were performed by the WWU Wind Ensemble.
2006 Western Washington University Faculty Recital: songs of Mahler, Finzi, Vaughan Williams, and Duparc with pianist Denise Fillion.
2006 Schumann Madness Festival: Liederkreis, Op. 39 by Schumann with pianist Jeffrey Gilliam.
2006 Bellingham Chamber Chorale: soloist in Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms. Timothy Fitzpatrick, conductor.
2006 Camerata Musica Recital Series: (Tri Cities, Washington) songs of Mahler, Finzi, Duparc with pianist Denise Fillion.
2005 International Conference of Voice Teachers (ICVT), Vancouver, British Columbia: Schumann program with pianist Jeffrey Gilliam.
2005 Western Washington University Faculty Recital: American and German Art Song in collaboration with the WWU Concert Choir conducted by Dr. Leslie Guelker-Cone.
2005 Whatcom Symphony: Rückert Lieder by Mahler. Roger Briggs, conductor.
2005 Bellingham Chamber Players AIDS Benefit Concert: Songs of Gerald Finzi with pianist Jeffrey Gilliam.
2005 Western Washington University Faculty Recital: Palace of Varieties (premier) by Leslie Sommer – a song cycle on Shakespearean texts with pianist Milica Jovanovic.
2004 Whatcom Symphony: works by Vaughan Williams, Cohon, and Gramann. Roger Briggs and Leslie Guelker-Cone, conductors.
2004 Bellingham Chamber Chorale: soloist in “Magnificat in D Major” by J.S. Bach. Timothy Fitzpatrick, conductor.
2004 Bellingham Chamber Chorale: soloist in Requiem by Duruflé. Timothy Fitzpatrick, conductor.
2004 Western Washington University Faculty Recital: Schubert D. 911, Winterreise presented in its entirety with pianist Jeffrey Gilliam.
2002 Jenaer Philharmonie: Kaffee-Kantate and Bauern Kantate by J.S. Bach. Luis Wüst, conductor.
2000 Symphonie Orchester Aachen: Kaffee-Kantate and Bauern Kantate by J.S. Bach. Elio Boncompagni, conductor.
1999 Aldeburgh Festival, England: Britten Op. 74, Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, and selected Schubert Lieder with pianist Roger Vignoles.
1999 BBC Symphony Orchestra: soloist in Everyman by Sibelius, Aldeburgh Festival, England. Thomas Ades, conductor. This concert was broadcast on BBC-2, and was the UK premiere of this work. Sung in Finnish.
1998-9 Theater of Voices: soloist. Paul Hillier, director. Residenz Orchester of Den Haag, Holland; Concerts in Den Haag and Amsterdam (Concertgebouw).
1998 Bloomington Early Music Festival Le Triomphe de Bacchus, Cantata for Baritone and Chamber Ensemble by Gervais. This was the first performance of this work since the mid-18th century. Broadcast on National Public Radio’s Performance Today.
Selected Operatic Repertoire
2023 Theseus A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shenandoah Conservatory
2013 Gil Il Segreto di Susanna Loudoun Lyric Opera
2009 Scarpia Tosca Bellevue Opera
2008 Peter Hansel and Gretel Whatcom Symphony
2008 Horace Tabor The Ballad of Baby Doe WWU Opera Studio
2008 (Stage Director) The Ballad of Baby Doe WWU Opera Studio
2007 (Stage Director) Gianni Schicchi WWU Opera Studio
2006 (Stage Director) Trouble in Tahiti WWU Opera Studio
2006 (Stage Director) Three Sisters(Rorem) WWU Opera Studio
2006 (Stage Director) Bon Appétit(Hoiby) WWU Opera Studio
2005 (Stage Director) Die Fledermaus WWU Opera Studio
2004 (Stage Director) Der Diktator (Krenek) WWU Opera Studio
2004 (Stage Director) Hin und Zurück(Hindemith) WWU Opera Studio
2002 Salieri Mozart und Salieri Krakow Opera
2002 Don Belflor Le Toreador (Adolf Adam) Krakow Opera
2002 Bello La Fanciulla del West Staatstheater Wiesbaden
2001 Diktator Der Diktator (Ernst Krenek) Staatstheater Wiesbaden
2000 Bartolo The Barber of Seville Indiana University
1999 Wozzeck Wozzeck Indiana University
1999 Dandini La Cenerentola Indiana University
1998 Baron Duphol La Traviata Kentucky Opera
1998 Malatesta Don Pasquale Indiana University
1997 Flemish Emissary Don Carlos Kentucky Opera
1996 Balstrode Peter Grimes Indiana University
1994 Horace Tabor (cover) The Ballad of Baby Doe Indianapolis Opera
Arvo Pärt: Essential Choral Works, Theater of Voices, directed by Paul Hillier. Harmonia Mundi HMX 2904087.90
Songs of Arvo Pärt, Theater of Voices, directed by Paul Hillier. Harmonia Mundi HMU 907242.
Beyond Plainsong: Tropes and Polyphony in the Medieval Church, directed by Thomas Binkley. Focus Records 943.
Missa Ecce Ancilla Domini: Guillaume Du Fay, directed by Thomas Binkley. Focus Records 941.