Obituary: Gustav Meier, influential conductor and teacher, 86

Posted on: May 27, 2016

“Gustav Meier, conductor emeritus of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, died this morning at his home in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he had been under hospice care for several weeks,” writes Phyllis Boros in Friday’s (Bridgeport, Connecticut). “He was 86. Meier was considered among the world’s greatest teachers of conducting, having taught at Yale University, Tanglewood Music Center, the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester and the University of Michigan, among others. His last post, from which he recently retired, was director of the graduate conducting program at Johns Hopkins’ Peabody Institute in Baltimore. Meier retired from the Greater Bridgeport Symphony a few seasons ago, after leading the ensemble for more than 40 years. Services have yet to be announced.”

Posted May 27, 2016

Gustav Meier photo by Christian Abraham