I am a composer and musicologist teaching at Lake Forest College north of Chicago, writing a wide variety of music for stage and screen, electronic and for live instruments and voices.
With several of my colleagues, I am part of the experimental audio arts collective The Muttering Sickness.
Recently, I completed a science fiction novel with my friend Mike Pickard, called Cold Shoulder.
Composer and musicologist Don Meyer has written original scores for a number of independent films, including Melting Pot (2013), Turkish Coffee (2010), A Better Life (2009), and a new film score for a handful of silent films. In addition, he has composed incidental music and sound collages for plays, online literary journals, dance troupes, choirs, chamber music ensembles, and television commercials.
As a musicologist, he has written about music in 20th-century radio and film. An award-winning teacher, he is currently Professor of Music at Lake Forest College and lives in Highland Park, Illinois, with his family. His wife, Liz Meyer, is an artist and violin teacher; you can visit her website at lizmeyerstudio.com.
All music samples © ℗ 1999–2018 Don Meyer.