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Rebecca Meador

Professor
Music
College of Arts and Sciences
Contact
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
785.670.1518
Degrees & Certifications
Univ of Missouri-Columbia, Bachelor of Music
Univ of Missouri-Columbia, Bachelor of Science
University of Cincinnati, Master of Music
University of Cincinnati, Doctor of Musical Arts
Academic History

Adjunct Faculty, Music Theory, Webster University, St. Louis, MO, 1999-2000.    

Adjunct Faculty, Applied Flute/General Education, Jefferson College, Hillsboro, MO, 1997-2000. 

Interim Instructor of Flute, Stephen F. Austin State University,Nacogdoches, TX, 1996.    

Adjunct Faculty, Applied Flute, Earlham College, Richmond, IN, 1995.
Scholarly Interests/Activities
Dr. Meador served on the National Flute Association Pedagogy Committee and the On Stage Live Board (formerly, The Topeka Community Concert Association).  She currently serves as a member of the Sunflower Music Festival Advisory Board. In addition, she is the founder of and conductor for the Topeka Youth Flute Choirs, a collection of 3-4 youth chamber ensembles dedicated to furthering flute performance practice and supporting regional high school music programs. She has also started writing reviews for The Flutist Quarterly.


Service Interests/Activities

Dr. Meador performs with the Washburn University Bluestem Faculty Woodwind Quintet and Meadowlark Faculty Woodwind Trio.  The Quintet has performed at the 2005, 2007, 2010, 2014, and 2016 Kansas Music Educators Association State Conferences.  She has been a featured soloist with the In the Plains Chamber Music Festival, the Washburn University Orchestra, and the Washburn University Wind Ensemble.  Further, Dr. Meador has performed with the Topeka Festival Singers, the Sunflower Music Festival Orchestra, and served as principal flute for the Metropolitan Ballet Company Orchestra Nutcracker productions.

Career Accomplishments

Dr. Rebecca Meador is Professor of Flute at Washburn University and Conductor/Coordinator for the Topeka Youth Flute Choirs.  She holds a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  She has been on faculty with Earlham College, Stephen F. Austin State University, and Webster University.  Dr. Meador has participated in over a dozen professional recordings and has pursued an active freelancing career substituting with the Wichita Grand Opera Company, the Northern Kentucky Symphony, and the St. Louis Philharmonic and has held positions with the Whitewater/Sorg Opera Companies, the St. Louis Wind Symphony, and the Equinox Chamber Players.  She has performed chamber music at the 2005 International Double Reed Society and National Flute Association Conventions and premiered Three Invocations for Flute and Piano at the 2006 Kansas Music Teachers Association State Convention.  Her faculty woodwind ensemble performed at the 2005, 2007, 2010, 2014, and 2016 Kansas Music Educators Association Conventions and the 2008 IDRS and ICS Conventions.  Dr. Meador premiered Three Virtues for Flute and Orchestra by Kyle Kindred, 2009, and has co-authored two publications: Orchestral Excerpts for Flute Ensemble (Little Piper, 2005) and Preparatory Études (Southern Music Company, 2010, Finalist for the 2011 NFA Newly Published Music Competition).  She conducted the NFA High School Flute Choir at the 2011 National Convention and was a member of the NFA Pedagogy Committee.  She is currently working with colleagues on the establishment of a Kansas Flute Society and is a member of the Sunflower Music Festival Advisory Board.  

Dr. Meador is very proud of the dedicated WU Flute Studio, both current members, and alumni.  Their many accomplishments include articles with The Flutist Quarterly and Flute Focus, a published "play along" CD for Fun with the Flute (Mel Bay), acceptance via national audition to perform with the National Flute Association Collegiate and Professional Flute Choirs, acceptance into master classes with such artists as Leone Buyse, Jonathan Snowden and Hannah Lang, successful grant applications, the designation of "Winner" for the Kansas Music Teacher's Association State Woodwind Division Competition, a published commissioning project (Tall Grass, Catherine McMichael, Alry Publications, Finalist for the 2011 NFA Newly Published Music Competition), selection as Washburn University Concerto competition winners, an invitation to the Naftzger competition-woodwind division, acceptance to graduate study, and appointments as music educators.  In addition, because of a strong commitment to music education and outreach, studio members founded The Washburn University Flute Association (2006-current) to further partner with and serve regional music programs through performances, youth clinics, and outreach events such as April Flute's Day

RECORDINGS/DOCUMENTARY

Larkin Gifford's Harmonica, Phillip Kent Bimstein. Equinox Chamber Players. Starkland, ST-214, 2006.

Continental Harmony, PBS Documentary. Equinox Chamber Players, Airdate: 12/01.

Der Graf von Gleichen, Franz Schubert. The Cincinnati Conservatory Philharmonic Orchestra, Gerhard Samuel, conductor. Centaur Records Inc., CRC-2281/82, 1996

Origins: Songs of Sacred Slumber, Della Enns-producer. Soi Deo Gloria Productions, 1996.

Works by Harold Blumenfeld: Illuminations: Symphonic Fragments after Rimbaud, Harold Blumenfeld. The Cincinnati Conservatory Philharmonic Orchestra. Gerhard Samuel, conductor. Centaur Records Inc., CRC-2277, 1996.

After His Own Heart: Instrumental Meditations on Selected Psalms. Della Enns-producer. Soli Deo Gloria Productions, 1995.

American Variations, The Cincinnati Conservatory Wind Ensemble. Eugene Coporon, conductor. Klavier, KCD-11060, 1995.

Paradigm, The Cincinnati Conservatory Wind Ensemble. Eugene Corporon, conductor. Klavier, KCD-11059, 1994.

Postcards from Japan, The Cincinnati Conservatory Wind Ensemble (From 1993 Japan Tour). Eugene Corporon, conductor. Klavier, KCD-11058, 1994.

Universe Symphony: Unanswered Question, and Orchestral Set #2, Charles Ives.  The Cincinnati Conservatory Philharmonic Orchestra. Gerhard Samuel, conductor.  Centaur Records Inc, CRC-2205, 1994.

Soundings, The Cincinnati Conservatory Wind Ensemble. Eugene Corporon, conductor. Klavier, KCD-11047, 1993.

American Dreams, The Cincinnati Conservatory Wind Ensemble. Eugene Coporon, conductor. Klavier, KCD-11048, 1992.

Composers in the Computer Age: Ruins of the Heart, Diane Thome, The Cincinnati Conservatory Philharmonic Orchestra. Gerhard Samuel, conductor.  Centaur Records, Inc., CRC-2144, 1992.

Memorials, The Cincinnati Conservatory Wind Ensemble. Eugene Corporon, conductor. Klavier, KCD-11042, 1992.

Music From Six Continents: Kyushu, Darrell Handel. The Cincinnati Conservatory Philharmonic Orchestra. Gerhard Samuel, conductor. Vienna Modern Masters, VMM-3006, 1992.

Songs and Dances, The Cincinnati Conservatory Wind Ensemble. Eugene Corporon, conductor. Klavier, KCD-11066, 1992.

Symphony in E Major, Franz Schubert. The Cincinnati Conservatory Philharmonic Orchestra.  Gerhard Samuel, conductor. Centaur Records Inc., CRC-2139, 1992.

PUBLICATIONS

Marshall, Jean V. and Meador, Rebecca.  Preparatory ÉtudesSouthern Music Company (Product # 10161604), June 2010.  Named in Finalist Category, 2011 National Flute Association Newly Published Music Competition.

Meador, Rebecca.  "The Dedication of Frances Shelly," Flute Talk, Vol.26, No. 9 (May/June 2007): 16-21.

Meador, Rebecca.  "An Interview with Nestor Herszbaum," The Flutist Quarterly, Winter 2007: 52-55.

Marshall, Jean and Meador, Rebecca. Orchestral Excerpts for Flute Ensemble, A Set of Arrangements for Study and Practice, Little Piper Publications (FE-M4). Released Fall 2005.

Meador, Rebecca. "John Boulton Looks Back on 40 Years of College Teaching," Flute Talk, No. 6 (February 2004): 11.

Meador, Rebecca. "How to Start a Flute Ensemble." Flute Talk 22, No 5 (January 2003): 26.

UNDERGRADUATE ARTICLE/CD MENTORSHIP

Huffman, Jonathan.  “Performing Yoga Throughout Your Recital,” The Flute View, December 2014.

Huffman, Jonathan.  “Performance Anxiety Coaching:  Investigating an Interdisciplinary Career,” Flute Focus, May 2012.  Puderbaugh, Amy.  “Breaking and Entering the Recording Business” The Flutist Quarterly, Winter 2007 (Volume XXXII/2:22-24).

Bay, William.  Fun With The Flute/2 CD Set, Mel Bay Publications, 2006 (Product #93274BCD).  University Flutist - Amy Puderbaugh.

Halpin, Jessica. "Advice from the Orchestral Flute Section, " The Flutist Quarterly, Spring 2006 (Volume XXXI/3:38-41).

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