Degrees and Certifications:
University of North Texas, Bachelor of Music Education Southern Methodist University, Master of Music in Music Education
Conference Period: n/a
Tutorial Times: By Appointment
Chris Meredith is currently the Director of Bands at Lewisville High School in Lewisville, Texas. Prior to his position at Lewisville, Mr. Meredith served as Director of Bands at Shadow Ridge Middle School in Flower Mound, Texas for thirteen years. In addition to his graduate degree in Music Education from Southern Methodist University, Mr. Meredith holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas’ acclaimed College of Music.
Mr. Meredith’s bands Shadow Ridge Middle School were consistent sweepstakes award winners at UIL and invitational festivals. They had been selected by the Foundation for Music Education as a National Winner in the National Wind Band Honors Project (2010-2018), and were official performers at The Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL in 2012 and 2018. Additionally, Honor Winds had placed as a top 5 Finalist in the Texas CC Honor Band Contests multiple occasions and was awarded the John Philip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Cup in 2017.
As an active trombonist, Meredith performed twice at the 2003 International Trombone Festival in Helsinki, Finland as a Finalist in both the ITA Solo and Quartet Competitions, has performed as principal bass trombonists of multiple groups including San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, North East Orchestra and at the Pierre Monteux School. Meredith has also been a multiple recipient of the Lewisville Education Foundation’s “Foundation Award”, honored with the Texas PTA Lifetime Member Award, and was the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year at Shadow Ridge Middle School.
Mr. Meredith is an active adjudicator, guest clinician and lecturer, and is honored to have professional affiliations with Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, and Phi Beta Mu. Current projects include the Musical Mastery Beginner Band series with Asa Burk, Alicia DeSoto, Kathy Johnson, and Dominic Talanca. Meredith resides in Highland Village with his wife, Kimberly, and their daughter, Charlotte.