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Douglas W. Meyer, President and Music Director

Doug Meyer brings a combination of global business experience and professional musical training to his role as President and Music Director of the Bronx Conservatory of Music.

A management consultant and New York Certified Public Accountant, Doug has 40 years of experience working with international clients. He was a Partner in the Financial Industries Consulting Group at Ernst & Young, where he was the national leader of the performance management service line, and was also a Vice President of Electronic Data Systems Corporation, where he was the global head of the Business Process Innovation consulting practice. Doug has consulted with over 250 clients including American Express, Citibank, Chase Bank, Bank of America, and Medtronic. He is currently Co-Founder and Managing Director of a startup firm in the dietary supplement industry.

Doug received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Piano Performance from Tulane University, where he was in the University Scholars Program. He then received a Master of Music degree in Piano from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Ania Dorfmann and Rosina Lhevinne as a scholarship student. He has given recitals in numerous North American cities and performed Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto with the New Orleans Philharmonic (predecessor to the Louisiana Philharmonic). He gave his Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1982. After completing his studies at Juilliard, Doug went on to receive a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Columbia University, where he was a Bronner Fellowship recipient.

Doug has been a resident of New York since 1974. One year later, while teaching piano and theory at a precollege music program in the Bronx, he met Elizabeth Thode Hoard, another piano teacher at the same school, and they quickly became close friends. When Elizabeth founded the Bronx Conservatory of Music in 1991, Doug advised her on setting up the organizational structure and not-for-profit status. After Elizabeth retired from active involvement in the Conservatory, she tasked Doug with helping to ensure the successful continuation of her original vision of providing classical music training to underserved communities in the Bronx. He and Elizabeth remained good friends until her passing in 2011.

Doug is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Manhattan and has been a board member of the Bronx Conservatory of Music since 2005.