Stephanie Meyers

University of Texas - El Paso

Stephanie Meyers, D.M.A. is Area Coordinator for Strings and Full Professor of Violin, Viola, and Chamber Music at The University of Texas -- El Paso. Meyers is Director of The String Project at UTEP and Faculty Advisor of the "Sun City" Student Chapter of the American String Teacher's Association (ASTA). Since joining the music faculty in Fall 2001, Meyers has served several seasons as both Concertmaster and Associate Concertmaster of the Las Cruces Symphony (NM); Concertmaster, Associate Concertmaster, Principal Second violin and Principal viola of El Paso Opera; Concertmaster of annual performances with the NMSU Chorale (NM); first violin of the Las Cruces Symphony outreach quartet (NM); soloist with the Las Cruces Symphony (NM); soloist with the El Paso Chorale; soloist with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, soloist with St. Mark's Chamber Orchestra, and member of the viola section of the Key West Symphony (FL). Formerly a member of the Portland Symphony (ME), Boston Modern Orchestra Project (MA), Atlantic Chamber Orchestra (ME), and Symphony Pro Musica (MA), she is currently first violin of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra outreach quartet, tenured Associate Concertmaster of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, and Concertmaster of El Paso Opera.

Dr. Meyers performs with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project on American Classics record label for the highly acclaimed CD recording of George Rochberg's works entitled Black Sounds. An avid performer, Meyers has concertized in Japan, Europe, the U.S. and Canada as a featured soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. She has enjoyed appearances on both violin and viola for the El Paso Pro Musica International Chamber Music Festival. Having spent several summers on faculty at festivals including the Texas Music Festival (TX), Camp Encore-Coda (ME), American Festival for the Arts (TX), and the Bennington Chamber Music Festival and Composer's Forum of the East (VT), Dr. Meyers brings vast experience in performance and pedagogy from local, national, and international arenas to her role at UTEP. As a scholar, Meyers has presented several lectures and lecture/recitals at forums including the International Conference of Arts and Humanities (Honolulu, Hawaii), the Colorado Music Educators Association (Colorado Springs, Colorado), the International Asian Conference on Education (Tokyo, Japan), and the World Alliance for Education in the Arts (Berlin, Germany).

She has presented numerous clinics and lectures at the Texas Music Educators Association National Conference in San Antonio (TX) and has been invited to present at the American String Teacher's Association National Conferences in Kansas City (MO), Atlanta (GA), Providence (RI), Salt Lake City (UT), Pittsburgh (PA), Albuquerque (NM), and Tampa (FL). In addition, Meyers has presented at the MENC Symposium in Dallas (TX) and the Texas Orchestra Director's Association Conference in San Antonio (TX). Dr. Meyers created and is the current Director of The String Project at UTEP, a fantastic string education resource for children of the El Paso community in elementary school, grade K-7. Working under the umbrella of the National String Project Consortium (NSPC), the String Project at UTEP - which began in Fall 2016 - has enormous educational and cultural benefits to the magnificent borderland community of El Paso and adheres to UTEP's overarching mission to promote access for all.