2020 ORCHESTRA HONORS PROJECT
Jeffery Meyer has developed a career as an accomplished conductor, pianist and educator throughout North America, Europe, Russia and Asia with a reputation for championing contemporary orchestral music and innovative collaborations. His programming has been awarded multiple prizes including three ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming and two Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Awards in Orchestral Programming.
He is the Director of Orchestras at the Arizona State University as well as the Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic in Russia. Praised as “one of the most interesting and creatively productive conductors working in St. Petersburg” by Sergei Slonimsky, Jeffery Meyer’s extensive work with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra has been noted for its breadth and innovation. The orchestra’s American debut with three performances at Symphony Space’s Wall-to-Wall Festival in New York City were described by The New York Times as “impressive”, “powerful”, “splendid” and “blazing.”
Upcoming appearances and projects in the 2019-20 season include a newly-developed multi-media performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Petrushka with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong with soprano Dawn Upshaw, a theatrical symphonic concert focused on themes of social justice developed in collaboration with Daniel Bernard Roumain, the world premiere recording of Laura Kaminsky’s Piano Concerto with pianist Ursula Oppens, nearly one dozen world premieres of new works, and return engagements with the Sichuan Symphony and Xalapa Symphony Orchestra.
Passionate about working with young musicians and music education, Meyer has led the orchestra program at Arizona State University, one of the top schools of music in the United States, since 2016, and is an active adjudicator, guest clinician, and masterclass teacher. Prior to his appointment at ASU, he was the Director of Orchestras at Ithaca College for over a decade.
Meyer holds degrees in piano as well as composition and completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance with Gilbert Kalish at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. For more information visit www.jeffery-meyer.com
Anthony J. Maiello received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Ithaca College in l965 and l967, respectively. He also studied at the National Conducting Institute in Washington, D.C., under the direction of Mr. Leonard Slatkin, Musical Director of the National?Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as a Cover Conductor for the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Maiello’s many professional credits include clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor of All-State, All-State Sectional, Regional, District, All-County and All-City ensembles, with appearances throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, Europe, The Netherlands and The Bahamas. He conducted musical activities for the Gold Medal Ceremonies at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, the New York State Music Camp & Institute; has served as New York State Music Association adjudicator; clinician with Yamaha, and clinician for Warner Bros. Publications, President of the International Association of Jazz Educators – New York State Chapter and as Musical Director for Music Festivals International. He is an elected member of The American Bandmasters Association and ASCAP, and holds membership in the National Band Association, College Band Directors National Association, New York State School Music Association, Virginia Music Educators Association, Virginia Jazz Service Organization, The College Music Society and The American Symphony Orchestra League.
Mr. Maiello’s academic experience includes extensive teaching in the public schools. He served as Professor of Music and Chairman of Performance at the Crane School of Music, Potsdam College of SUNY, Potsdam, New York, where his duties included advanced instrumental conducting, applied clarinet, woodwind and percussion techniques; and conductor of the Crane Wind Ensemble. Under his direction, the ensembles at Crane and George Mason University have commissioned many new works, made numerous recordings and appearances statewide and at regional and national conferences in the United States and Canada. He is the author of CONDUCTING: A HANDS-ON-APPROACH, CONDUCTING NUANCES: LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT, and co-author of the 21st CENTURY BAND METHOD.
Anthony Maiello travels widely presenting clinics, lectures and workshops, and guest conducting and adjudicating numerous music festivals. He was Phi Beta Mu Band Director of the Year for the year 2015, and served as adjudicator / clinician for the ASTA National Orchestra Competition.
He is presently Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Studies at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia where he conducts the Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony and teaches several conducting courses. Professor Maiello was awarded the title of “University Professor” by the Board of Visitors, the highest rank given to faculty members at George Mason University. Mr. Maiello has also served as Associate Conductor of The McLean Orchestra, McLean, Virginia, and has been appointed an Honorary Conductor of The United States Navy Band, Washington, D.C. and is presently the conductor of the American Festival Philharmonic Orchestra, and the American Wind Symphony, Washington, D.C.