Adam Meyer (MM ’04, viola) became provost of The Juilliard School in July 2020. He joined the Juilliard administration in 2011 as associate dean for administration and also served as director of the music division and deputy dean of the college. In that role, he worked closely with the provost and dean overseeing a wide range of projects and planning that affected students, faculty, and staff across the music, dance, and drama divisions.
A committed advocate for students and faculty, Meyer has had a tremendous impact throughout the school. Meyer has worked to improve the educational and artistic experience for students, particularly in the orchestra, chamber music, and composition departments. He has recruited and hired key studio faculty and helped establish faculty evaluation procedures to make space for student feedback and increase transparency about administrative processes. In partnership with other senior leaders, Meyer has developed and implemented initiatives in classroom and entrepreneurship curricula and been involved in the school's accreditation process. He has had a leadership role in collaborations with National Sawdust, Sphinx Organization, the Royal Academy of Music, and the Sibelius Academy. Meyer has also contributed to the forthcoming launch of Juilliard’s new branch campus in Tianjin, China, supporting curriculum development and hiring the resident faculty.
Meyer has served as a deputy Title IX Coordinator and as a member of the Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, and Belonging (EDIB) Taskforce, the Scholastic Standing Committee, admissions and financial aid committees, and the Assessment and Care Team, among others.
In addition to his work at Juilliard, Meyer served as the dean of students for the Perlman Music Program (PMP) from 2008 to 2019, and has been on the faculty of the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program since 2004.
Meyer holds a master’s degree from Juilliard, a bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin Conservatory, and a doctor of musical arts from Stony Brook University. His viola teachers have included Heidi Castleman, Katherine Murdock, Peter Slowik, Hsin-Yun Huang, and Sherida Josephson. Meyer was the founding violist of the award-winning Bryant Park String Quartet, and he has performed chamber music alongside Itzhak Perlman, Roger Tapping, David Finckel, Ronald Leonard, Merry Peckham, and many others. Meyer is from Des Moines, Iowa.