Daniel Meyers

Faculty-Music Director
Department:
Arts and Humanities
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My Background

  • Hometown: Manistee, Michigan
  • Professional Experience: Former solo trumpet with the University of Michigan Marching Band, Basketball and Hockey Bands and later Graduate Assistant Conductor with the band and conductor of the U of M Hockey Band, Fanfare Band and co-founder of The Women's Basketball Band. As soloist he soloed at regularly with the bands including the Bluebonnet Bowl and NFL Super Bowl XVI. As Graduate Assistant Conductor he regularly conducted the U of M Marching Band including performances at the Rose Bowl. He spent Eighteen years as Professor of Music and Chair of Arts and Humanities at West Shore Community College, Scottville, Michigan and maintains a role as Music Director at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Ludington, MI. He has studied conducting with Elizabeth Green, H. Robert Reynolds, Carl St. Clair, Jerry Junkin and Donald Lewsader and trumpet performance with Clifford Lilliya, Ramone Parcells and Donald Green. He has been named to “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” five times. Mr. Meyers is active as a guest conductor, lecturer, clinician, adjudicator, music arranger and performer throughout the state of Michigan. He is married to Melissa D. Meyers director of orchestra and chair of the music department at the Grand Haven Public Schools, Grand Haven, MI. The Meyers’ reside in Norton Shores with their daughters Danielle, Ariana and Elaina.
  • Academic Degrees: Bachelor of Music Education - Conducting Emphasis - University of Michigan, Master of Arts Humanities - Music Emphasis - Central Michigan University,
  • Classes Taught: Conductor/Music Director - Wind Ensemble, Jayhawk Sound Classes: Conducting, Introduction to Music Theory, Professional Practices in the Music Business, Introduction to Humanities

More About Me

  • My Father and my wife are my role models and my daughters who are my inspiration!
  • Traveling to Germany, Vienna and Salzburg to stand in the house where Mozart was born and hear my Wife’s orchestra perform throughout Europe after a successful Carnegie Hall debut
  • Instructing students at MCC who just simply ‘love’ to make music!
  • Read the book “How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci”
  • Always be truthful to yourself, your fellow humans and your earth!