Resume

Professional Experience

 

Dirk Meyer (photo: Brian Braun)

Dirk Meyer (photo: Brian Braun)

Current Position

• Music Director Symphony Orchestra Augusta (Augusta, GA), 2017 – present
• Music Director Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra (Duluth, MN), 2013 – present
• Music Director Lyric Opera of the North (LOON) (Duluth, MN), 2013 – present

Past Positions

• Principal Guest Conductor Sarasota Orchestra (Sarasota, FL), 2013 – 2015
• Music Director Designate Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra (Duluth, MN) – 2012/2013

• Associate Conductor Sarasota Orchestra (Sarasota, FL), 2009 – 2013
• Assistant Conductor Sarasota Orchestra (Sarasota, FL), 2006 – 2009
• Music Director Sarasota Youth Orchestras (Sarasota, FL), 2007 – 2009
• Assistant Conductor Missouri Symphony Orchestra (Columbia, MO, 2007)
• Music Director Mason Symphony Orchestra (MI, 2005-2006)
• Music Director and Founder Art Nouveau Chamber Orchestra (MI, 2003-2006)
• Assistant Conductor Traverse Symphony Orchestra (MI, 2004-2006)
• Assistant Conductor Michigan State University Opera Theatre (MI, 2003-2006)
• Teaching Assistant Michigan State University Orchestras (MI, 2002-2006)

Guest Conducting

Symphony Orchestra Augusta (Augusta, GA, 2017)
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (New Bedford, MA, 2017)
• East Texas Symphony Orchestra (Tyler, TX, 2016)
• Symphoria (Syracuse, NY, 2016)
• Phoenix Symphony Orchestra (Phoenix, AZ, 2016)

• Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (Edmonton, Canada, 2015)
• Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (Orlando, FL, 2009 – 2013, 2015)
• Toronto Symphony Orchestra (Toronto, Canada, 2014)
• Lyric Opera of the North (Duluth, MN, 2013, 2014)
• Music St. Croix (Minneapolis, MN, 2013)
• Springfield Symphony Orchestra (Springfield, MA, 2011)
• Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra (Duluth, MN, 2011 – 2012)
• Naples Philharmonic (Naples, FL, 2010, 2012)
• Traverse Symphony Orchestra (Traverse City, MI, 2009)
• The Florida Orchestra (Tampa, FL, 2008)
• Sarasota Ballet (Sarasota, FL, 2007)
• Jackson Symphony Orchestra (Jackson, MI, 2005)
• Pärnu City Orchestra (Pärnu, Estonia, 2004)
• Musique 21 (East Lansing, MI, 2004)
• Plovdiv Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria, 2003)
• Odeion Sinfonia (Bloemfontein, South Africa, 2003)
• Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic, 2001)
• St. Suitbert Chamber Orchestra (Düsseldorf, Germany, 2001)
• Detmolder Kammerorchester (Detmold, Germany, 2000)

Publications

Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Repertoire. A Catalog of Modern Music.
A reference book, providing performance information on about 4000 compositions
with a foreword by David Daniels (Scarecrow Press 2011)

Related Experience

• First Prize Winner The American Prize, Professional Conductors Devision, 2012
• Carnegie Hall debut, FWCS Youth Philharmonic (New York, NY, 6/2008)
• Assistant to Stefan Sanderling, Florida West Coast Symphony (Sarasota, FL, 2/2008)
• Finalist International Eduardo Mata Competition, Mexico City, 2007
• Assistant to Ludovic Morlot, Florida West Coast Symphony (Sarasota, FL, 1/2007)
• Assistant to Kevin Rhodes, Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Düsseldorf, Germany, 2/2000-3/2001)
• Assistant to Kevin Rhodes, Teatro Real (Madrid, Spain, 3/2000)
• Assistant to Kevin Rhodes, Vienna State Opera (Vienna, Austria, 1&2/2000)

Premiers

• Golijov: Azul (MN premier, 2016)
• Alfven: Elegie. Vid Emil Sjögrens Bar (American premier, 2015)
• Visconti: Beatbox! Concerto for Sybarite5 (MN premier, 2015)
• Leshnoff: Concerto for Two Percussionists and Orchestra (MN premier, 2014)
• Einojuhani Rautavaara: Bird Gardens (U.S. premier, 2012)
• Eve Beglarian: Two Nights on the River (world premier, 2011)
• Elliott Sharp: Calling (U.S. premier, 2011)
• Joby Talbot: minus 1500 (U.S. premier 2011)
• Silas Durocher: This is not a Quiet Celebration (world premier, 2011)
• Miguel del Aguila: Salon Buenos Aires (world premier, 2010)
• Silas Durocher: Hello Good Monday (world premier, 2009)
• Arvo Pärt: These Words… (U.S. premier, 2009)
• Matthew Schoendorff: Quantum States (world premier, 2005)
• Jere Hutcheson: Taj Mahal (world premier, 2004)
• Marina Ionescu: Two Graces for a Modern World (world premier, 2004)

Education


• Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting (Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 5/2006)
• Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting (Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 5/2004)
• Bachelor of Philosophy (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany, 8/2005)
• Bachelor of Music (Folkwang Hochschule, Essen, Germany, 5/2002)