COUNTRY: United States
GROUP: Director of Bands/Percussion – Assistant Professor of Music Valley City State University
Nicholaus Meyers, a native of Georgia, is currently Director of Bands/Percussion/Composition and Assistant Professor of Music at Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota. At Valley City State University he directs the concert and athletic bands, teaches percussion, composition, and theory. He is also the assistant director for the North Dakota State University “Gold Star Marching Band” who were part of 5 consecutive Division I FCS National Championship football seasons, 2011-2015. Additionally, he is the drumline arranger for the Northeastern State University “River Hawk” drumline in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, drumline instructor at Jamestown High School in Jamestown, North Dakota, faculty member at IMC (International Music Camp) and a member of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, Fargo-Moorhead Opera and is the director of the NDSU Governors School Honor Band each summer. Before coming to North Dakota, Dr. Meyers taught at Augusta State University, Troy University, and Augusta Technical College and was the assistant band director at Lakeside High School in Evans, Georgia. Other ensembles he has performed with are: Augusta Symphony, Augusta Opera, Augusta Players, Augusta Chorale Society, Greater Grand Forks Symphony, Oak Ridge Symphony, Fort Gordon Dinner Theater, and also performs throughout the year on recitals, masterclasses and adjudicates throughout the state of North Dakota. He is also a commissioned composer whose works have been performed throughout the United States and Europe. His latest CD “Stepping Away” was released on September 19, 2016 which features his solo piano music.
He is the Chair of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) Composition Committee, Vice President of the PAS North Dakota Chapter, is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and Percussive Arts Society (PAS). Dr. Meyers is also a Black Swamp Percussion, Vater Sticks and Mallets, Sabian Cymbals, Gon Bops, Aquarian Drumheads, and Yamaha Performing Artist.
He received his degrees from North Dakota State University (DMA), the University of Tennessee (MM), and Augusta State University (BM).