BSO Member Cynthia Meyers To Present Piccolo Master Class: Oct. 22, 2012
The Rivers School Conservatory Wind Department will host Boston Symphony Orchestra piccolo player Cynthia Meyers for a master class on Monday, October 22, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. in Room 300 at Bradley Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
The master class will focus on Hindemith’s Acht Stücke, an eight-movement piece, performed in succession by six students: Ellen Chornoboy, Kara Chuang, Emma Ferguson, Derek Ho, Tessa Kadar, and Jamila Kern.
About the Artist
Cynthia Meyers joined the Boston Symphony as the piccolo player in 2006. Before coming to Boston, she served as the principal piccolo of the Houston Symphony for nine years under the direction of both Christoph Eshenbach and Hans Graf. She is the former principal flutist of the Omaha Symphony, a post that she held for nine seasons. During her tenure in Omaha, she had been a featured soloist with the orchestra on numerous occasions. A native of Somerset, Pennsylvania, she began playing the piano at age three. She earned her bachelor of fine arts degree at Carnegie-Mellon University and finished her master of music at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Jeffrey Khaner, principal flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She took an interest in playing the piccolo while in Cleveland, and continued study solely on that instrument with William Hebert of the Cleveland Orchestra.
In addition to playing with the Boston Symphony and teaching privately, Ms. Meyers has performed at the Grand Teton Music Festival with colleagues from other major orchestras around the country. She has also performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony.