Till MacIvor Meyn

Professor of Music Theory and Composition
Jarvis Hall 308

t.meyn@tcu.edu | 817-257-5067


DMA (2000), University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles, CA
Major: Composition
Minors: Music History, Early Music, Orchestral Conducting
Teachers: Frank Ticheli, Erica Muhl

MM (1996), Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, IN
Major: Composition
Minor: Electronic Music
Teachers: Frederick Fox, Don Freund

BA (1993, cum laude), University of California, San Diego, CA
Major: Music Composition
Teachers: Roger Reynolds, Rand Steiger, Alec Karis

Courses Taught

Freshman Ear Training 10201, 10211
Freshman Theory 10203, 10213
Sophomore Ear Training 20201, 20211
Sophomore Theory 20203, 20213
Composition II 20422
Form and Analysis 30202
Instrumentation (Orchestration I) 30312
Modal Counterpoint 30222
Tonal Counterpoint 30232
Orchestration 30322
Undergraduate Composition, Private Instruction 30420
Graduate Seminar in Theory 60800: Minimalism in Music
Graduate Seminar in Theory 60800: The Music of Bartók and Stravinsky
Graduate Composition, Private Instruction 60630

Areas of Focus

Music Composition: The creation of original works of orchestral, band, chamber, choral, electronic, and percussion music. Collaboration with colleagues in the areas of Music, Dance, and Theatre.

Till MacIvor Meyn is Professor of Theory and Composition at Texas Christian University. He earned degrees from U.C. San Diego, Indiana University, and USC’s Thornton School of Music. Till’s music has had international performances in Switzerland, France, Italy, Cuba, China, Spain, Ukraine, and Slovenia. Performances of his music in the United States include those at Carnegie Hall, Clarinet Fest, the Biennial Saxophone Congress, The Florida State University Festival of New Music, the Society for Composers, Inc. National and Regional Conventions, National Flute Association Conventions, the College Music Society National Convention, at the Manhattan School of Music, and at the Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses National Seminar at Harvard, among others. Till is often commissioned to compose new works, most recently for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, The Woodlands Chorale, and various chamber ensembles and professional soloists. He was a finalist in the Areon Flutes Commissioning Project, has been a featured composer at the Cliburn at the Modern series, a finalist in the NFA Newly Published Music Competition for ‘Urban Ragas,’ and earned first prize in the NACUSA Texas 2011 Composition Contest for ‘Celestial Mechanics.’ Till’s music is published by Muse Worthy Music, Alliance Music Publications, GIA Publications, ECS Publishing, C. Alan Publications, and ALRY Publications. He is a member of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Board since 2015. For further information about Till’s music, please visit tillmeyn.squarespace.com.

Recent Projects and Commissions: ‘Three Fables’ for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

‘Nordic Spirits’ for the National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir

‘You Never Know’: original musical theatre production

‘Christmas Together’ for the Fort Worth Children’s Honor Choir ‘Star Spangled Banner’ arrangement for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

‘Star Spangled Banner’ arrangement for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

‘Far Rockaway Night till Morning’ for the FWAFA Academy Choir, 2017

‘Atem’ for electronics, collaboration with Suki John and DanceTCU, 2017

‘Chronokinetic’ for the TCU Trombone Choir with Rebecca Cherian, 2017

• Areon Flutes International Composition Competition finalist, 2016
• Cliburn concert series: Music at the Modern featured composer, 2015
• Finalist for Urban Ragas, Newly Published Music Competition, National Flute Assoc., 2013
• First Prize, NACUSA Texas 2011 Composition Contest
• Honorable Mention, Boston Choral Ensemble 2011 National Commissioning Project

Broadcast Music, Inc.

Society of Composers, Inc.

National Association of Composers, Inc.

Society for Music Theory

Sigma Alpha Iota National Music Honors Society (National Arts Associate)

Board Member, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, 2015 – present

Judge, Fort Worth Music Teachers Association, Original Music Contest, Steinway Hall, Fort Worth, TX 2016

Guest Lecturer: Making Notes: St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, TX, 2016

Guest Lecturer: Between the Notes, St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, TX, 2015

Guest Lecturer: Between the Notes, Faculty Favorite Lecture Series, TCU, 2014