Brian D. Meyers
Center for Performing Arts
Dr. Brian D. Meyers joined the Department of Music at Miami University as Assistant Professor of Music in Fall 2015. Previous to this appointment, he served as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Education at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, where he taught various music education classes and conducted the Concert Band. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University. Prior to his collegiate teaching, Dr. Meyers taught 14 years as a middle school and high school band director in Ohio and Arizona.
Active as a music education researcher and clinician, Dr. Meyers’ work has appeared in the Journal of Research in Music Education and the Journal of Band Research. He has presented at numerous national and international conferences, including the International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music Education in Helsinki, Finland and the 31st International Society for Music Education (ISME) World Conference on Music Education in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He has also served as the president of the New York chapter of the Society for Music Teacher Education (NY-SMTE) and currently is the Instrumental Advisor for the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE). Dr. Meyers is currently completing research on Helen May Butler, the leader of an all-female concert band in the early 1900s, for a chapter in the upcoming book, A Century of Women’s Bands. His research interests include music education history, solo and ensemble activities, integration of the Kodály philosophy into instrumental classrooms, and sociological aspects of music education.
Professional memberships include the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA), Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE), College Band Directors Association (CBDNA), and the National Band Association (NBA).