Position: Director of the Janette Ogg Voice Research Center; Associate Professor, Voice (Baritone) and Vocal Pedagogy
Location: Ruebush Hall, Room 236
Phone: (540) 665-4544
Employed Since: 2011
Conservatory Professional Highlights:
Dr. Meyer’s operatic repertoire includes the role of Scarpia (2009) in Puccinis Tosca, Wozzeck in Bergs Wozzeck, Horace Tabor in Douglas Moores The Ballad of Baby Doe, Balstrode in Brittens Peter Grimes, and approximately 30 other roles.
B.M., University of Iowa; M.M., D.M., Indiana University
Fields of Expertise:
Associate Professor, Voice (Baritone)
Director of the Janette Ogg Voice Research Center
Voice Foundation Advisory Board
NATS Voice Science Advisory Committee
A leading scholar and researcher of the singing voice, baritone David Meyer is an active performer, teacher, clinician, and voice scientist. He 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. Dr. Meyer is a former faculty member of Western Washington University; his students have won numerous awards and have sung in major venues worldwide.
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 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.