About this Artist
Twyla Meyer (Principal Pianist) accompanies for Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Chorale. She has been on staff with LACC for 25 years and has toured with the choir to the British Isles, Canada, Brazil, Alaska, Italy, China, Scandinavia, Germany, and South Africa.
Meyer was staff accompanist/vocal coach and adjunct keyboard faculty at CSU Los Angeles from 1980‐2010 and has held similar positions at Pasadena City College and Occidental College. A specialist in 20th-century chamber music, she is a founding member of the Matrix Chamber Ensemble, performing numerous concerts on the West Coast and in New York. Meyer has been on the faculty of the Idyllwild School of Music and was a featured performer with the Southern California Brahms Festival, along with being the principal pianist for the annual Claremont Clarinet Festival. She coached opera at the University of Redlands from 2011‐2017 and is a guest collaborative artist at both CSU Fullerton and CSU Long Beach.
Along with playing for the Artes Vocales Choir and several choirs at Pomona College, she continues to play for various choirs at All Saints Church in Pasadena. She is currently pursuing an active freelance career that includes work with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the LA Opera Education Department, along with private vocal and instrumental coaching.
Meyer has recorded for Artel Records with Metropolitan Opera heldentenor Gary Lakes, with whom she also appeared on The Tonight Show. In August 2007, she toured Chile as a collaborative artist in art song recitals and workshops. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Music degree in Accompanying (with honors) from USC.