Stephen Meyer has been appointed interim assistant director of bands at the University of South Carolina for the 2014-2015 academic year. His duties at USC will include serving as the assistant director of the USC marching band, conducting the women's basketball band, supervising student teachers, and conducting the USC University Band.
Professor Meyer comes to USC after serving as director of bands at Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas. Under his direction, the Clear Creek Wind Ensemble was a featured performer at the 2013 Midwest Clinic, has twice been named a National Winner in the National Wind Band Honors Project, a runner-up for the 2013 American Prize in Wind Ensemble Performance, and the Grand Champion of the 2013 Dallas Wind Symphony Invitational.
He previously taught at Harrison High School in Cobb County, Georgia, where he assisted with performances at The Midwest Clinic in Chicago, the Georgia Music Educators Association, and the University of Georgia January Festival. While co-director of the marching band, the band was a consistent Bands of America Regional and Super-Regional Finalist, a Bands of America Grand National Finalist in 2007, and a featured ensemble in the 2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Meyer graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a Bachelor of Music Education degree, and in 2013 he graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Music in Music Education degree from the University of Michigan. In 2008 he was one of three conductors chosen to participate in the National Band Association Young Conductor Project, and in 2009 he was selected to participate in the Frederick Fennell Memorial Conducting Masterclass.
He has presented clinics at The Midwest Clinic, the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, and the Illinois Music Educators Association and has been a contributing author to the "Teaching Music through Performance in Band" series. His modern adaptation of Florent Schmitt's original work for wind band, "Selamlik," has been recorded by the Showa Wind Symphony of Japan and performed at major universities across the country.