About Dominic Meiman

315Dom Blue Shirt ColorEducation:

  • Hartt Suzuki Institute, Colorado Suzuki Institute, Virginia Suzuki Institute, Suzuki Teacher Training
  • Mannes College of Music
  • Harvard University

Pianist, Dominic Meiman is the arranger and co-librettist/lyricist of The Ring of the Fettuccines, an introduction to opera for children.  The Ring of the Fettuccines (published by Dramatic Publishing) was taped at WGBH in Boston for Kraft Music Hall and aired on CBS Cable for the entire 1981 season.  During the 1983–84 season, The Ring of the Fettuccines was the 6th most frequently performed American opera.  The Ring of the Fettuccines played at the Kennedy Center, the Detroit Institute, and numerous educational institutions.  Mr. Meiman is also the composer/librettist of Jack and the Beanstalk, which toured extensively with the Broque [sic] Opera Company.

Dominic Meiman has been the pianist/conductor for two national Community Concert tours of The Merry Widow and Naughty Marietta for Columbia Artists Management.  He was the principal pianist for the Light Opera of Manhattan, where he played virtually all the Gilbert and Sullivan canon.  Mr. Meiman was the music director of The Merry Widow and Side by Side by Sondheim at the Cortland Repertory Theatre.  Other favorite regional credits include music directing A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Mr. Meiman has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard.  His postgraduate work included extensive studies in theory and composition at Mannes College of Music.  He studied piano with Joseph Prostakoff and currently studies with Sophia Rosoff.  Both teachers are direct disciples of the renowned and revolutionary pedagogue, Abby Whiteside.  Mr. Meiman is the secretary of the Abby Whiteside Foundation, which promotes the teachings of Abby Whiteside.  Aside from his work with the Abby Whiteside Foundation, Mr. Meiman teaches Suzuki Piano and accompanies professional singers.  He created the orchestrations for the highly successful Richard Rodgers revue, Something Wonderful, and orchestrated the show The Night They Invented Champagne, Operettas and the Musicals They Influenced for a CD that was released in 2007.  His article on transposition, “The 20-Minute Miracle” was published in the September/October 2010 issue of Clavier Companion magazine.

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