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Master of Music in Composition: University of North Carolina 1975
Bachelor of Music in Composition: University of North Carolina School of the Arts 1974
Certificate: Ecole d’arts americains in Fontainebleau, France – 1972 – Studied with Nadia Boulanger
Counterpointe:Julian Gleich Dances – 2015 Composed and performed the piano score to “Intermezzo”, a ballet for three dancers presented as part of this festival of choreography in Brooklyn, NY.
UCLA Extension –Instructor/ Department of Entertainment Studies – 2005 to present
In this course, composers fine-tune their musical skills to end up with a body of work that best displays their talents. Each week, participants are given a different 30-second TV commercial to score. Assignments are compiled into a screening to be viewed and discussed by the class and constructively critiqued by the instructor. At the end of the course, students have a compilation of their work to be used for their presentation DVD showreel or their own website. Topics include concepts of advertising techniques, styles of scoring, the ad formula, self-promotion, standard business practices, and dealing with competitive demos.
State Street Ballet:Santa Barbara—2011 Composed and orchestrated the score to Agnes de Mille’s “Texas Fourth” which was revived and performed by this acclaimed Rodney Gustavson ballet company with original choreography by de Mille.
Trivers Myers Music, Inc. – Composer/Co-founder – 1984 to present. An internationally acclaimed composer and pianist for commercials, tv shows and films who has won numerous awards including a Clio Award for the arrangement of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue created for United Airlines. Co-composer of the theme for the CBS Evening News, running nightly with Scott Pelley as the anchor. Co-composer of the film score for Angels:Good or Evil? (History Channel-2005), Cyrus Nowrasteh’s The Day Reagan was Shot (Paramount Films-2001), Birch Street Gym (1991- Nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Short Film – Live Action Category.)
Conversations about the Dance – PBS 1980 Musical director and accompanist for this informative and entertaining history of dance narrated by the one and only Agnes de Mille.
The Broadway show “Grease” – Musical Director – 1975 to 1980
One of the first female conductors on Broadway.
Awards and Acknowledgements
JK Rowling “Career of Evil” – quoted lyrics written by Myers in her recent novel (pen name Robert Galbraith)
BMI Millionaire Award for one-million radio performances of the song “Shakin’” co-written with Eddie Money
Gold records (signifying sales of 500,000 units) – Blue Oyster Cult and Eddie Money (various)President of the Association of Music Producers, the only trade association for the top 100 music houses in the US that create music and sound for advertising and branded entertainment
United Airlines, “A Life” – commercial composed and performed by Myers inducted into the Museum of Modern Art’s Permanent Collection
References available upon request.
Clio Award for arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue for United Airlines
Work part of the Museum of Modern Arts Permanent Collection
Co-composer of the Theme for the CBS Evening News
Score for Oscar nominated Birch Street Gym