Dr. Steven Meredith has a joint appointment at Southern Utah University as both an Assistant Professor of Music, where he is the Director of the Music Technology program, and as an Assistant to the President for Institutional Effectiveness.
Dr. Meredith's career in higher education has been remarkably varied and innovative. As an administrator, he has established dozens of new associate, bachelor and master's degrees in music and technology. He has built and run a number of technology and production facilities, including a full-fledged TV station. He has served as a dean, department chair, and in many other positions of leadership.
Dr. Meredith earned his bachelor of arts in music and master of music in choral music education from the University of Utah and his doctor of musical arts in choral music from Arizona State University.
Industry Expertise (5)
Motion Pictures and Film
Areas of Expertise (16)
Music Technology Tools, Platforms and Services
Degree Pathways for Rural Students
Music Copyright and Licensing
Trends in Music Technology
Higher Education Leadership
General Education in Higher Education
Dual Enrollment in Higher Education
President's Podcast Series
Producer of the President's Podcast
Technology Institute for Music Educators
Arizona State University: D.M.A., Choral Music
University of Utah: M.M., Music Education
University of Utah: B.M., Music Education
Media Appearances (11)
How to get a bachelor's degree in only 3 years
ABC 4 News tv
The Utah Legislature and Governor Herbert tasked SUU to start-up an innovative program to give students more options to complete their degree. Meeting these expectations, SUU is now the first public university in the state to offer a 3-year undergraduate degree.
“If you are looking to get into the job market earlier, you’re looking at getting into graduate school earlier, this is a great pathway,” says Steve Meredith, Assistant to the President, Southern Utah University.
Longest Standing Utah University President Focuses on Innovation
Iron County Today online
“I think that the greatest achievements under President Wyatt have had to do with student persistence and success,” said Steve Meredith, SUU assistant to the president for planning/institutional effectiveness.
Historic Dual Enrollment Program Receives Final Approval for SUU and Southwest Tech
Iron County Today online
Steve Meredith, assistant to the president for planning and effectiveness at SUU coordinated the effort between the two schools, but he indicated it was truly a team effort.
SUU Ranked Among Top 20 Colleges with Best Online Music Programs
SUU News online
In response to the benefits of online music programs, Steven Meredith, director of the Music Technology Program and assistant to the president for institutional effectiveness, said, “A great benefit to the SUU online degree program in music technology is that our students have access to professionals from all over the country who serve as adjunct professors.”
Upcoming Guests on Solutions for Higher Education with President Scott L Wyatt
SUU University News online
Hosted by Southern Utah University President Scott L Wyatt and Dr. Steve Meredith, Assistant to the President for Institutional Effectiveness, the goal of the podcast is to break down critical subjects into an easy-to-understand conversation, often using the expertise of industry leaders to illustrate each topic.
From free speech to college costs: SUU launches president’s ‘Solutions for Higher Education’ podcast
Cedar City News online
With the stated goal of addressing critical issues facing colleges and universities, Southern Utah University recently launched the “Solutions for Higher Education” podcast. The podcast tackles topics in an easy to understand conversation between SUU President Scott L. Wyatt and Dr. Steve Meredith, assistant to the president for institutional effectiveness. The weekly podcast will feature their insight, as well as research and opinions from industry experts.
SUU students to accompany Josh Groban, Sarah McLachlan in Denver, West Valley
Deseret News online
As the director of choral activities and music technology at Southern Utah University, Steve Meredith wants students to experience the reality of life for a musician on tour.
“For every minute of what feels really glamorous, there’s three hours of just backbreaking, drudgery work and rehearsal,” Meredith said in an interview. “It’s wonderful when it all comes together, and it is pretty glamorous when it all comes together. It’s a pretty hard job.”
Southern Utah University launches master’s program in music technology
St George News online
As the music industry continues to expand, Southern Utah University remains at the forefront of innovation, it said in a news release, as it launches a new music technology master’s degree program this summer – the first university in the state to offer this degree.
The music technology master will offer students more flexibility in the job market, said Steven Meredith, SUU’s director of choral activities and music technology.
SUU to offer Music Technology master's degree
The Spectrum online
Southern Utah University will offer this summer a new master’s program to meet the evolving demands of the music industry.
Steven Meredith, director of choral activities and music technology at SUU, said the new program, Music Technology, will help both novice and experienced musicians become more marketable in the ever-changing music industry.
President's Podcast Episode 46
SUU President's Podcast online
The current series of podcasts is focused on innovation, and we're excited to showcase ideas from various industries and people worldwide. In episode 46, President Scott L Wyatt and Professor Steve Meredith invite Sam and Doug Cardon to discuss the PBS special "Innovators," made here in Utah 25 years ago. Sam Cardon composed the music for the special with the goal of celebrating innovators throughout history.
President's Podcast Episode 42
SUU President's Podcast online
In episode 42, President Scott L Wyatt and Professor Steve Meredith invite serial entrepreneurs Rich Christensen and Alan Hall to discuss how the strategies they use to start businesses are similar to strategies higher education administrators use to grow university programs and resources.
MUSC 4180 Survey of Music Technology
This course introduces various types of computer technology and audio hardware and its application to music. The course includes instruction in music notation, MIDI sequencing, digital recording and hardware associated with recording and live performance.
MUSC 6100 Introduction to Music Graduate Study
This course is an orientation and introduction to graduate study in music at Southern Utah University, focusing on program technology requirements, current readings and trends in music technology, techniques of scholarly writing, and the application of the student’s personal experiences, opportunities, and ambitions as related to their anticipated career and life objectives within the music industry.
MUSC 6350 Music Technology and Business
This course will focus on music technology tools, platforms and services used by the modern music entrepreneur. Study topics will include office technology, copyright/licensing services, royalty collection services, distribution platforms, multi-user project platforms, and the impact, both positive and negative, that technology has had on the music business.