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Associate Professor – Violin
Dr. Mikylah Myers McTeer is associate professor of violin at West Virginia University, violinist of the West Virginia University Faculty Piano Quartet, and Coordinator of the WVU String Area. Her performances have been called “energetic and virtuosic” by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and “captivating” by Boulder, Colorado’s Daily Camera.
Dr. McTeer was named West Virginia’s Outstanding Studio Teacher of the Year by the West Virginia chapter of the American String Teachers Association for both 2010 and 2009, and received the WVU Division of Music’s Outstanding Teaching award in 2008. In August 2014 Dr. McTeer was named the WVU College of Creative Arts “Outstanding Teacher.” In May 2011, she traveled to Seoul, Korea to teach masterclasses at Sejong University and Konkuk University. She serves as the immediate Past President of the West Virginia state chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
Dr. McTeer received her doctoral and master’s degrees in violin performance from the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, where she studied with Fredell Lack. During her time in Houston, Dr. McTeer regularly performed with the Houston Symphony and the Houston Grand Opera. She was also a violinist with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. Dr. McTeer received her bachelor of music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she studied violin with Roland and Almita Vamos. She was also a four-year-member and co-captain of the Oberlin College varsity women’s soccer team.
Before joining the WVU music faculty in 2007, Dr. McTeer was concertmaster of the San Juan Symphony and assistant professor of violin and viola at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. She was also the founder, artistic director, and conductor of the Durango Youth Symphony.
An award-winning chamber musician, Dr. McTeer was formerly the violinist of the Red Shoe Piano Trio at Fort Lewis College and the violinist of the Moores Piano Trio in Houston, Texas, which was the silver prize winner at the 2000 Carmel Chamber Music Competition. Dr. McTeer has performed internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Italy, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.
Dr. McTeer spends her summers performing at music festivals throughout the United States and Europe, which have included the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, the Spoleto Italy Festival, the AIMS in Graz, Austria Festival, the Oregon Coast Festival, the Ernest Bloch Festival in Newport, Oregon, and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra in Boulder. She is currently a nineteen-year-member of the Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon. Dr. McTeer can be heard on Parma Records and on an upcoming recording on Delos.