September 23, 2010
Sandra Meyer, OBU associate professor of music, recently was appointed as state president of the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association. Meyer is serving a two-year term from 2010 to 2012. She has previously held many offices for OMTA, including Southeast district president, vice president for local associations and collegiate chapters and president-elect.
OMTA consists of more than 400 collegiate music teachers, studio teachers and college students from around the state. The aim of OMTA is to promote and further the professional development of its state-certified members through numerous programs and presentations.
Meyer’s educational background includes a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the master of arts and master of fine arts degrees from the University of Iowa. At OBU, she teaches many courses in music theory and piano.
She has performed in numerous piano recitals across Oklahoma and Arkansas and has worked as a piano instructor and accompanist for Williams Syndrome Music and Art Camps in the United States and in Lisnaskea, Northern Ireland. Meyer presented a poster session on her work with Williams Syndrome musicians for the Music Teachers National Association Conference in Seattle in March 2005. She also has given numerous presentations of “Pianoasis,” a self-care seminar for musicians, across Oklahoma and in Ithaca, N.Y.
Meyer has presented solo recitals of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Liszt, Messiaen, Orrego-Salas, Mendelssohn, Zwilich and Grieg, with contemporary music performances for three regional meetings of the Society of Composers. She has presented duo-piano recitals of the music of Mozart, Brahms, Debussy, Corigliano, Cobb, Hennagin, Poulenc and Rachmaninoff, as well as performances with the OBU Faculty Piano Quartet which involves two pianos and eight hands.
Meyer follows Dr. Ron Lewis and Dr. Ann Gipson as recent OBU faculty members who have served as president of OMTA.
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