Assistant Lecturer, University of Wyoming - Music Department
Librarian, Beitel Elementary School - Laramie, WY
Tamara Meredith’s dual roles as librarian and historical performance specialist keep her active nationally as a presenter, teacher, and performer. Her areas of research interest include historically informed performance, music history pedagogy, technology integration in the classroom, and Web 2.0 tools in research instruction.
In the early music realm, Ms. Meredith is currently principal flutist and frequent soloist with the Dallas Bach Society Orchestra and Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado as well as section violist with both ensembles, and has performed with such noted groups as Apollo’s Fire and Concert Royal. She can be heard on the recordings Own the Pow’r of Harmony! with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Lane and Cornucopia with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado. As a “modern” instrumentalist, she is a violist with the Wyoming Symphony, subs regularly with the Cheyenne Symphony, and continues to teach both flute and violin/viola privately.
As a librarian, Ms. Meredith is in demand as a technology integration trainer/consultant for schools and libraries and is also a certified Thinkfinity instructor. She has been invited to present at local, state, and national library conferences on topics ranging from rural outreach projects to technology and intellectual freedom.
Ms. Meredith earned a Master of Music in Historical Performance from Indiana University’s Early Music Institute and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas. She studied traverso with Jed Wentz, Janet See, and Eva Legene, and baroque violin/viola with Stanley Richie and Cynthia Roberts. Her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance was earned at Central Washington University where she studied with Hal Ott.
"I do not consider my self as having mastered the flute,
but I get a real kick out of trying."
- James Galway