FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Spencer Myer as associate professor of music in piano, effective Aug. 1.
Myer has been artist-teacher of piano and collaborative piano at Longy School of Music of Bard College since 2016 and is also currently an adjunct professor of music in piano at the Jacobs School of Music.
“Spencer Myer is a brilliant pianist and an engaging and dedicated teacher,” said Jeremy Allen, David Henry Jacobs Bicentennial Dean (Interim). “I join his colleagues on the faculty of the Piano Department, world-class artists and teachers all, in welcoming him to the Jacobs School, and I am thrilled for the students who will have an opportunity to study with him.”
Lauded for “superb playing” and “poised, alert musicianship” by the Boston Globe, and labeled “definitely a man to watch” by London’s The Independent after his 2012 Wigmore Hall recital debut, Myer is one of the most respected and sought-after artists on today’s concert stage.
Myer has been soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra; Cape Town and Johannesburg philharmonics; Indianapolis, New Haven and Phoenix symphony orchestras; and Beijing’s China National Symphony. He has collaborated with conductors including Michael Christie, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Thomas Wilkins, among others.
Myer’s 2005 tour of South Africa included a performance of Beethoven’s five piano concerti with the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa, followed by six return tours. An in-demand chamber musician, he has appeared at the Lev Aronson Legacy Festival with cellists Lynn Harrell, Ralph Kirshbaum, Amit Peled and Brian Thornton, and enjoys a recurring partnership with the Miami String Quartet at the Kent/Blossom Music Festival.
He was a member of Astral Artists’ performance roster from 2003 to 2010.
A Steinway Artist, Myer has released four CDs on the Steinway & Sons label: “Piano Rags of William Bolcom” plus three discs with cellist Thornton featuring repertoire of Brahms, Debussy and Schumann.
“We are delighted to welcome distinguished American pianist and teacher Spencer Myer to our faculty at the Jacobs School of Music,” said Norman Krieger, chair of the Piano Department. “Dr. Myer is one of the most successful and select performers of his generation.”
Myer is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, The Juilliard School and Stony Brook University.