Stephen Meyer, assistant Band Director and first year teacher at Harrison High School, has been named as one of three finalists for the National Band Association’s Young Conductor program. The 2008 applicant pool exhibited over 250 competent young conductors.
NBA implemented the Young Conductor Mentor Project in 2004 in an effort to identify, inspire and build on the skills and knowledge of the young conductors. Three young conductors between the ages of 18 and 29 are selected to study and interact (at no charge) with a three-member mentor team of notable music educators.
Meyer will work with a mentor conductor from Ithica College and a composer yet to be determined to bring a new piece of music to life. Stephen will also travel across the United States to conduct symposiums and workshops to such organizations as Bands of America (BOA).