Trumpet and Brass Pedagogy
Music History and Music Appreciation
Office: MB 328
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84327
Appearances across North America, in the Caribbean, England and Europe, as a performer, teacher, conductor, adjudicator, lecturer, historian and workshop clinician have highlighted Henry Meredith's international career. He holds three degrees with high distinction from Indiana University, plus a doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado, which bestowed the 1984 Citation for Excellence upon his dissertation. At Western University, Meredith has taught trumpet performance, brass pedagogy, instrumental music education, conducting, music history, music appreciation, and directed wind, jazz, historical, and brass ensembles. Affectionately known as “Dr. Hank” to his students and colleagues, he was one of four recipients of the 2011 Students’ Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
His renowned personal collection of more than 6,000 musical instruments has been headlined frequently in the media and displayed in museum exhibitions and special presentations in Canada and the U.S. It also supplied the movie industry with period instruments for films such as Disney’s 2003 remake of The Music Man.
Artistic director of L'Harmonie Universelle Ancienne, Henry conducts the award-winning Plumbing Factory Brass Band. He has served as principal trumpeter of orchestras and brass groups in London, Hamilton, Toronto, Duluth, Ann Arbor and other locations, and been featured on their broadcasts and recordings. Meredith is in steady demand as a brass soloist on both modern and antique instruments, and as a guest conductor, clinician and consultant. Moreover, as a noted musicologist, composer and arranger, his published compositions and scholarly editions are regularly programmed on concerts and recordings by leading artists.