Matt Meyer

Matt Meyer has degrees in Violin Performance and Music Education from the University of Iowa.  He spent two years teaching orchestra in the Iowa City Community Schools.  Meyer has taught orchestra in the West Des Moines Schools for more than ten years and also conducts the Des Moines Symphony Youth Sinfonia at the Des Moines Symphony Academy.

Member of the Orchestra since

2002

Most memorable experience with the Orchestra

Performing all nine Beethoven Symphonies in one season.

How I got started playing my instrument

My mom had a friend who wanted to teach somebody very young. I was three years old at the time and thus a perfect candidate. The rest is history.

Favorite composer

Mozart

Favorite solo piece

Lalo's Symphony Espagnole

Hobbies

Being a dad, anything sports related

Other than classical music _____ is on my iPod

Dave Matthews Band