Position: Director of the Janette Ogg Voice Research Center; Associate Professor, Voice (Baritone) and Voice Pedagogy
Location: Ruebush Hall, Room 236
Phone: (540) 665-4544
Employed Since: 2011
Conservatory Professional Highlights:
As of the fall semester, 2023, Dr. Meyer has 24 peer-reviewed publications (LINK) in Journal of Voice, Journal of Singing, Bioengineering, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and Australian Voice Journal. He and John Nix became associate editors of Journal of Singing in 2023, following Ingo Titze in coauthoring a regular voice science column.
During the pandemic Dr. Meyer coauthored multiple papers on singing and COVID-19, one of which, “Safer Singing During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: What We Know and What We Don’t,” won the 2022 best medical/clinical publication award in Journal of Voice.
At the Voice Foundation’s most recent symposium (2023) he led six student–faculty collaborative papers and three faculty papers. In the same academic year, Dr. Meyer presented research at conferences in China, Turkey, Canada, and Austria. Details of these papers and his 58 invited conference presentations may be found at this LINK.
As an artist, 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. Details of his singing credentials and a selection of unedited concert recordings may be found at this LINK.
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
Associate Editor, Journal of Singing
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 and is the director of the Janette Ogg Voice Research Center. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Singing, is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Voice Foundation, and is co-chair of 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’s 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 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 Concertgebau in Holland, and he has toured with Paul Hillier as a member of Theater of Voices.
For more information on Dr. David Meyer, see www.davidmeyervoice.com