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Brian Meixner

Associate Professor of Music
Director of Instrumental Studies
Director of Bands

Director: Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble
Studio: Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
bmeixner@highpoint.edu
(336) 841-9556
North College Court 230

Brian Meixner is an active euphonium soloist, conductor and educator, currently Associate Professor of Music at High Point University where he serves as Director of Instrumental Studies, Director of Bands, teaches studio low brass, and conducts the University Orchestra and Brass Ensemble. Brian is also the Founder, Music Director, and President of the North Carolina Brass Band, a professional ensemble that has developed a stellar reputation as one of the finest musical groups in the region. The NCBB recorded their debut album, “First In Flight”, in 2014 and their second album, “Christmas Wrapped in Brass”, in 2016.  Brian is also the Music Director of the North Carolina Youth Brass Band, an all-star brass band of high school students from North Carolina’s Triad region and beyond.

Brian has participated actively as a performer in numerous professional ensembles and as a conductor of various university and high school honor ensembles.  He has also been featured as a euphonium solo artist and clinician with several professional ensembles, various universities, community bands, high school ensembles, brass bands, and state, national and international music conferences.  In addition, Brian has been active promoting and commissioning new music for the euphonium, including several pieces for euphonium and percussion on his album, “Praxis”.  Other commissions include the 2010 composition for euphonium and wind ensemble, “Cri de Coeur”, by renowned American composer Libby Larsen.

Brian has held the position of Assistant Conductor of the River City Brass Band, where he played euphonium full time for six years.  Brian has been featured with the RCBB on several performances, both as a euphoniumist and conductor.  In addition to his duties with the RCBB, Brian played euphonium and trombone for several years with the River Bottom Quartet, a diverse low brass chamber group composed of River City Brass Band members.  Other chamber ensemble activity includes playing euphonium in Tubas In The Sun, a quartet of NCBB tuba and euphonium players.  Brian has previously served on the faculties of UNC-Greensboro, Slippery Rock University, the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Woman’s University.  He also served as the Euphonium Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas, where he served as Assistant Conductor of the UNT Brass Band and completed a DMA in Euphonium Performance.

In addition to “Praxis”, Brian can also be heard on his previously released solo album, “Genesis”, and on the River Bottom Quartet’s recording, “In Too Deep”, both of which received glowing reviews.

Brian Meixner is a Willson Performing Artist.
www.brianmeixner.com

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