DepartmentConservatory of Music
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • DMA, University of Cincinnati
  • M.M., Arizona State University
  • BME, The University of Northwestern
  • B.A., The University of Northwestern


Dr. Karl Meyers currently serves as the director of instrumental studies and music education at Biola University, conducting the symphonic winds, teaching music education classes and overseeing the aforementioned programs. Prior to teaching at Biola, Meyers served as the interim assistant director of bands at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Meyers completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting degree with Dr. Kevin Michael Holzman at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. Prior to earning his doctorate, Meyers taught instrumental music and was the department chair of the fine arts department at Benjamin Franklin High School in Queen Creek, Arizona. In addition to his teaching duties, Meyers has led professional development at multiple district campuses, at the Arizona Music Educators Conference, and had the opportunity to work with individuals and ensembles in clinic and masterclass capacities, notably for multiple years at the Many Farms Fine Arts Festival, in Many Farms, Arizona. Meyers earned his undergraduate degrees in music composition and music education at the University of Northwestern St. Paul, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has worked with such conductors as Allan MacMurray, H. Robert Reynolds, Craig Kirchhoff and Frank Ticheli. He also holds a master’s degree in music education from Arizona State University, where he focused his studies on mindset and motivation, particularly as it pertains to pedagogy in music education.


  • Symphonic Winds
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Benjamin Franklin Charter School 
  • St. Paul Public Schools
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