Till MacIvor Meyn

Professor - Music Theory/Composition

Till MacIvor Meyn earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of California at San Diego, a Master of Music in Composition from Indiana University, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Composition from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. Dr. Meyn is Associate Professor of Theory and Composition at Texas Christian University, and has taught at the University of Southern California, Pepperdine University, and Youngstown State University among other institutions.    

Dr. Meyn's music has been widely performed. Highlights include: Tango Royale in Italy in 2013; Wall of Babel in Cuba in 2013; Icon Concerto at the NASA 2013 Southwestern regional conference; Revolutions at Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) in New York City in 2012; Orion (Tango) in Valencia, Spain in 2011; Orion in Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenyang, China 2009; Dominant Curve at the National Music Academy of Ukraine in 2009; Red/Blue at Clarinet Fest 2008 in Oklahoma City, MO; Precipice at the 2008 Biennial Saxophone Congress in South Carolina; Anthem at the 2007 Florida State University Festival of New Music; Groovelocity at the 2006 SCI/CMS National Convention in San Antonio; The City in the Sea by the Woodley Ensemble in Washington, D.C. (2007); various compositions at the 2002, 2005 and 2006 National Flute Association Conventions in Washington, D.C., San Diego, and Pittsburgh, at the 2006 World Saxophone Congress in Slovenia, at the Manhattan School of Music (January 2005), at the 2004 Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses National Seminar at Harvard, and at the 2004 Midwest Regional ACDA Convention in Indianapolis.

Most recently, Dr. Meyn was a finalist in the Newly Published Music Competition by the NFA for his flute quartet Urban Ragas (2013); was commissioned to write Victorious! for concert band by Mountain Brook Junior High School (2013); received a commission from Arborlawn UMC to compose With Pipes of Tin and Wood (2012); earned first prize in the NACUSA Texas 2011 Composition Contest for Celestial Mechanics; and received honorable mention from the Boston Choral Ensemble's 2011 National Commissioning Project.
Dr. Meyn's music is published by GIA Publications, ECS Publishing, C. Alan Publications, and Alry Publications. Dr. Meyn is also a baritone singer, and has performed with numerous choral ensembles, notably the Ken Davis Chorale, Schola Cantorum of Texas, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the University of Southern California Chamber Singers, and the Indiana University Pro Arte Early Music Ensemble.

BA-University of California-San Diego
MM-Indiana University
DMA-University of Southern California