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Lyndon Meyer

Lyndon Meyer
Coach/Accompanist
Lyndon Meyer has distinguished himself as a musician with great versatility and insight. He holds degrees from the University of Arkansas (BM) and the Eastman School of Music (MM). Beginning in September of 2012 Lyndon will be the Apprentice Coach for the Young Artist Studio at the Florida Grand Opera in Miami. As a pianist and vocal coach, Lyndon has held positions with the Eastman School of Music and Mercury Opera Rochester, and has been on the faculty of the Druid City Opera Workshop and the Si Parla, Si Canta summer program in Urbania, Italy. Even while still a student at the Eastman School of Music, he was sought out for his pianistic ability, sensitivity, and knowledge of the art and performance of vocal literature. He has won numerous honors for Lieder and instrumental accompanying, including 1st prize in the Jesse Kneisel Lieder competition, and has been invited on several occasions to perform at the Kennedy Center. He has also performed in recital with such noted artists as Ani Schnarch, Kevork Mardirossian, Dennis Parker, and Ben Pierce, and as soloist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra and North Arkansas Symphony. He has served as musical director or conductor for such shows as The Last Five Years, The Secret Garden, Pirates of Penzance, The Grand Duke, Urinetown, Little Women, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, among many others. Since 2009 he has been staff accompanist for the annual Lotte Lenya Competition, and has coached and assisted in the Musical Theatre Workshop at the University of Rochester. His sole stage credit is performing the role of Smudge in Plaid Tidings!, the Christmas sequel to Forever Plaid. Lyndon has studied voice with Carol Webber and Janice Yoes, and has performed continuo accompaniment on both harpsichord and organ. An experienced choral director and accompanist, he served formerly as music director and organist for St. Thomas More Church in Rochester, New York.