Evan Meier

Evan Meier Composer

EVAN MEIER‘s music has been performed throughout America and abroad. A native of Long Beach, CA, his work has been featured in performances by the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, the Great Noise Ensemble, the Capital City Symphony, the Nimbus Ensemble, Nicholas Photinos of eighth blackbird, the Calyx Quartet, the University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble, the Chapman University Wind Ensemble, and the Chapman University New Music Ensemble. He joined the Composer Librettist Development Program in 2013, and is collaborating with librettist E.M. Lewis on Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant, a highly original mash-up including one of the world’s most beloved detectives, the world of fairy tales, and the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk.” His one-act chamber opera, The Last Act of Revolution, was presented by New York City Opera’s VOX Festival in the fall of 2012. Evan’s Fire Music was selected for the Minnesota Orchestra’s 2013-2014 Composers Institute. In the 2013-2014 Season, Evan was Composer in Residence of the Youth Orchestra of Prince William County in Virginia. His work has also been featured at several major festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival, Music11, the Fontainebleau American Conservatory, and Opera From Scratch. Meier holds degrees from Chapman University (B.M.), California State University Northridge (M.M.), and the University of Maryland (D.M.A.). Former teachers include Mark Wilson, Liviu Marinescu, Shaun Naidoo, Jeffrey Holmes, and Sean Heim. While studying at the University of Maryland, Meier served as the artistic director of TEMPO, the university’s new music ensemble. Later, with pianist Thomas Hunter and composer Geoff Sheil, he founded The Radical Sound, a Maryland-based new music ensemble. In addition to his 2013-2014 residency with the American Lyric Theater, Meier will be Composer in Residence of the Youth Orchestra of Prince William County in Virginia.