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    Meyer, Joe

    French horn player who acquired his Bachelor’s degree in music from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1970.  His teachers included Howard Hillyer, Verne Reynolds and Forest Stanley.

     

    Groups with whom he has performed include the California Brass Ensemble, the Civic Light Opera, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Joffrey Ballet, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Opera, the Santa Monica Symphony, and the Westwood Wind Quintet.

     

    In the fall of 2009, he was in the orchestra pit for a production of Parade by Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, California.

     

    He participated in the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra’s celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 75th anniversary on 23rd May 2010 when members of the LBSO performed the master’s “Septet” at Madison Restaurant.

     

    On 27th May 2010, he was in the brass section for opening night of South Pacific at the Ahmanson Theatre in L.A.

     

    Recordings on which he appears include:  Bat out of Hell III:  The Monster is Loose by Meat Loaf; The Best is Yet to Come by Ella Fitzgerald; The Calling:  Celebrating Sarah Vaughan by Dianne Reeves; Classic Songs:  My Way by Paul Anka; Cool Yule by Bette Midler; De Mi Alma Latina by Placido Domingo; FascinatinRampal by Jean-Pierre Rampal; Genius Loves Company by Ray Charles; Home Before Dark by Neil Diamond; Lost in Space by Aimee Mann; Mothers & Daughters by Rosemary Clooney; My Kind of Christmas by Christina Aguilera; Quiet Nights by Diana Krall; Savoir Faire by Allen Savedoff; Second Chance by El DeBarge; Serenada Schizophrana by Danny Elfman; Sound Loaded by Ricky Martin; Stronger with Each Tear by Mary J. Blige; Taking the Long Way by the Dixie Chicks; and, Timepiece by Kenny Rogers.

     

    He can also be heard on the soundtracks of Antitrust, Batman, Cats and Dogs:  The Revenge of Kitty Galore, The Day After Tomorrow, Eight Legged Freaks, Flags of our Fathers, Grand Canyon, The Incredibles, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Men in Black 3, The Nativity Story, Out of Africa, Pineapple Express, The Scorpion King, Wall-E, and X2:  X-Men United.

     

    On the small screen, he has featured on the scores of Alias, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Star Trek:  Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek:  The Next Generation.

     

    Gamers may have heard him whilst collecting plasmids on BioShock.

     

    In the field of music education, he has served on the faculties of California State University in Long Beach, Pepperdine University, and the University of California in Santa Barbara.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.smsymphony.org/sms0304/soloists.html
    2. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/joe-meyer-mn0001207958
    3. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2236807/
    4. http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/notes/box05_disc04.html
    5. http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/BioShock_Credits
    6. http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/finearts/music/faculty/
    7. http://theatertimes.org/October2009.html
    8. http://www.ceciliatsan.com/concerts.htm
    9. http://www.broowaha.com/articles/6867/opening-of-rodgers-hammersteins-south-pacific-is-radiant

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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