Prelude Orchestra, Sinfonia, Chamber Orchestra, AP Music Theory
Since becoming the Orchestra Director at Montgomery Bell Academy in 2010, Tyler Merideth has grown the single ensemble program into three distinct orchestras: Prelude Orchestra, Sinfonia, and Chamber Orchestra. In the Spring of 2018, the Chamber Orchestra performed in MTSBOA’s Performance Assessment and received “Superior” ratings both in performance and sightreading.
Also a dynamic AP Music Theory teacher, Merideth has created a week-long annual summer music theory class at Montgomery Bell that has developed into a collaboration with Nashville Symphony’s Accelerando Program. This class incorporates movement and creative, outside of the box thinking to help overcome any anxiety Advanced Placement Music Theory might bring.
Tyler Merideth is a multifaceted musician, in demand as a clinician, composer/arranger, and accompanist. He has also been a guest clinician for honor choirs in Tennessee and West Virginia and has been an integral part of the W.O. Smith Music School Summer Music Camp since 2009. For more than a decade, Merideth has performed as an accompanist for Tennessee All-State choirs and the Middle Tennessee Suzuki Association. In 2013, he was the score reader for PBS’s National Broadcast of “Christmas at Belmont” featuring Denyce Graves. As a freelance composer, his works have been purchased throughout the United States and around the world.
Merideth holds both a B.M. in Church Music-Piano Performance (cum laude) and a M.M. in Music Education-Conducting from Belmont University with additional studies at the Summer Dalcroze Institute at Carnegie Mellon, the Kodály Summer Program at Belmont University and Adult Chamber Music Institute at Virginia Suzuki Institute. He has previously held positions as Music Director at Overton High School and Franklin First United Methodist Church. He is currently a member of MTSBOA and ASTA and an alumni member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.