Director of the Graduate Conducting Program
Gustav Meier graduated from Zurich Conservatory in Switzerland and quickly began his musical career. Mr. Meier led orchestras around the world, serving as music director of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony in Connecticut and as former director of the Conductors Seminar at Tanglewood from 1980 to 1996.
Mr. Meier has shared his gift with generations of young musicians, serving on the faculty of the Yale School of Music, Eastman School of Music, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, the Tanglewood Music Center, and the Peabody Conservatory. He makes regular appearances as a guest conductor in Europe, South and Central America, China, Canada, and throughout the United States. He regularly conducts master classes in such cities as Kiev, Beijing, Mexico City, Prague, Sofia, and Adelaide.
Mr. Meier has earned awards including the 1988 Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award from Harvard University, the 1995 Ditson Prize for a commitment to consistently perform works of American composers, and the Max Rudolf Award in 1999 from the Conductors Guild of America.