Stephanie Meyers, D.M.A.
String Division Coordinator, Violin/Viola, String Chamber Music
Stephanie Meyers, D.M.A. is Area Coordinator for Strings and Full Professor of Violin, Viola, and Chamber Music. Meyers is also 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, 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, 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 Germany, Japan, Europe, the United States and Canada as a featured soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. She has enjoyed frequent appearances on 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, Dr. Meyers has presented several lectures and lecture/recitals at forums including the World Alliance for Arts Education (Frankfurt, Germany), International Conference of Arts and Humanities (Honolulu, Hawaii), Colorado Music Educators Association (Colorado Springs, Colorado), and the International Asian Conference on Music Education (Tokyo, Japan). She has presented numerous clinics and lectures at the Texas Music Educators Association National Conference in San Antonio (TX) and has been invited through a competitive selection process 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 presented at the MENC Symposium in Dallas (TX) and the Texas Orchestra Director’s Association Conference in San Antonio (TX).
Dr. Meyers is honored to have held the role of Studio Chair of TexASTA (Texas Chapter of ASTA) for ten years. In her role as Studio Chair for the state of Texas, Meyers increased ASTA membership in El Paso through education and expanded ASTA programs including the Certificate Advancement Program (ASTA CAP) offered to children in grades K-12. Meyers has organized local ASTA CAP Exams in El Paso at UTEP annually since 2010. She is proud to be Faculty Advisor for the UTEP Student Chapter of ASTA, formed under her direct supervision and guidance in 2009. The “Sun City” Chapter has attended several national ASTA conferences. She is currently on the board of the National String Project Consortium.
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 grades K-5. 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.
Meyers holds a B.M. cum laude in violin performance from the University of Houston (TX) where she studied with Fredell Lack. After studying for a semester in the competitive performance program at the Manhattan School of Music (NY) for graduate studies with Sylvia Rosenberg, Dr. Meyers moved to Boston. There she received both the M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in violin performance from the internationally renowned New England Conservatory where she studied with the outstanding pedagogue James Buswell. Equally adept at performance, presentation, and instruction on violin and viola, Meyers is enthusiastic about the art of incorporating classical music into the modern world with the transformative power of education.
Department of Music: String Division Coordinator, Violin/Viola String Chamber Music
Office: FFA M237
Office Phone: (915) 747-7810