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Rebecca Meador

Professor
Music
College of Arts & 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.
Teaching
  • MU 200 A, Special Topics/Music
  • MU 200 B, Special Topics/Music
  • MU 215 A, Theory & Aural Comp I
  • MU 254 E, Ensembles-Lower Division
  • MU 259 A, Flute
  • MU 314 A, Thry & Aural Comp II
  • MU 454 E, Ensembles- Upper Division
  • MU 459 A, Flute
Scholarly Interests/Activities

RECENT PUBLICATIONS/PERFORMANCES/PRESENTATIONS  

Conductor, National Flute Association High School Flute Choir, National Convention, Charlotte, NC, August 14, 2011. 

Duet, Flute/Tuba, Elephant and the Fly, Sousa Concert, Washburn University Wind Ensemble, WCH, Washburn University, Topeka, KS, October 18, 2010. 

Marshall/Meador.  Prep. Études to Supplement Robert Cavally’s 24 Short Concert Pieces, Southern, 2010 (10161604), 2011 NFA Newly Published Music finalist. 

Kansas Music Educator’s Association State Convention performance, Washburn University

Faculty Woodwind Quintet, Century II, Wichita, KS, February 26, 2010. 

Soloist, Kyle Kindred, Three Virtues (commission/premier) Washburn University Orchestra, WCH, Washburn University, Topeka KS, November 23, 2009. 

Soloist, Telemann, Concerto for Flute and Bassoon, Washburn University Orchestra, WCH, Washburn University, Topeka, KS, November 5, 2008. 

International Double Reed Society Convention performance, Washburn University Faculty 

Woodwind Trio, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, July 22, 2008. 

ICA ClarinetFest Convention performance, Washburn University Faculty Woodwind Trio, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, July 4, 2008. 

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. 

Kansas Music Educator’s Association State Convention performance, Washburn University

Faculty Woodwind Trio, Century II, Wichita, KS, February 24, 2007.     

Soloist, Mozart, Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, Washburn University Orchestra, WCH, Washburn University, Topeka, KS, September 29, 2006. 

KMTA State Convention Composition premier, Three Invocations (fl/pn), by Julie Rivers, WCH, Washburn University, Topeka, KS, September 23, 2006.

Service Interests/Activities

Dr. Meador serves on the National Flute Association Pedagogy Committee.  In addition, she is the founder of and conductor for the Topeka Youth Flute Choirs, a collection of four youth chamber ensembles dedicated to furthering flute performance practice and supporting regional high school music programs. 

Career Accomplishments

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, and 2010 Kansas Music Educators Association Conventions and the 2008 IDRS and ICS Conventions.  She 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 to Supplement Robert Cavally’s 24 Short Concert Pieces (Southern Music Company, 2010, •Finalist for the 2011 NFA Newly Published Music Competition).  She recently conducted the National Flute Association High School Flute Choir at the 2011 National Convention, Charlotte, NC.   

Dr. Meador is very proud of the dedicated WU Flute Studio, both current members and alumni.  Their many accomplishments include articles with The Flutists 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 Études to Supplement Robert Cavally’s 24 Short Concert Pieces, Southern 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.

PUBLICATION REVIEWS

Preparatory Etudes to Supplement Robert Cavally's 24 Short Concert Pieces

"Preparatory Etudes by Rebecca Meador and Jean V. Marshall supplements Robert Cavally's 24 Short Concert Pieces.  This book includes newly composed etudes and related scales and arpeggios based on each of the 24 selections in the perennially popular collection assembled by Cavally.  Both challenging technical and rhythmic passages are highlighted, with corresponding measure numbers for the solos included in the etudes.  Embedded subdivisions assist with proper rhythmic understanding.  The etudes are designed to be prepared in advance of or concurrently with the solo materials; no doubt these etudes will assist students in better mastery of fundamental skills and more secure performances of the solo literature."

Dr. Diane Boyd Schultz, University of Alabama, Flute Talk Magazine, January 2011

Orchestral Excerpts for Flute Ensemble

"KCFA member Rebecca Meador (Assistant Professor of Flute at Washburn University) had a Fabulous idea in arranging several important orchestral excerpts for flute choir.  This set of ten arrangements, for six flutes with alto flute optional, allows students to hear the context of the flute part to satisfy the observation that "it is not enough to know only the flute part of a score."  Meador has included notes and suggestions for different ways to use these arrangements, and they are all helpful.  This set of arrangements is an especially great pedagogical tool for studio class."

Dr. Rebecca Dunnell, Assistant Professor of Flute, Northwest Missouri State University, Kansas City Flute Association Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2006

"What a great idea: giving the flutists in your studio a chance to experience in a chamber music setting some of the most famous highlights of the orchestral repertoire for flute. Although they are not intended for public performance, these arrangements of selected excerpts of orchestra solo flute solos will allow your students to learn and analyze these difficult passages along with the harmonies and rhythms and counter melodies that accompany them. The eighteen flute solos extracted here represent some of the most important excerpts typically called for in orchestra auditions and include works by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Rossini, and Smetana. In addition to the solo line, the flute ensemble accompaniments employ five C flutes along with an optional G alto flute part. A reduced score (which includes indications of the original instrumentation) and separate flute parts are included. This collection will find excellent use in flute ensemble and studio classes and supplement the many complete orchestral flute parts published by Little Piper."

Dr. Jerrold Pritchard - Professor Emeritus, California State University - San Bernardino, The Flute Network, November 2006