Evan Meier is a Virginia-based composer of orchestral, chamber, and vocal music.



"...an inventive, accessible (but never simplistic) score."

- Parterre on Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant

"...moments of marvelous melodicism, genuine beauty and rich orchestral textures..."

- St. Paul Pioneer Press on Fire Music


"...reveals its inner truths by means of its sensitive, sophisticated musical expression."

- Washington Times on The Heretic's Tragedy


"...a very polished feel...the music firmly rooted in the drama."

- NY Times on Meier's opera The Last Act of Revolution



2/24/20. American Lyric Theater presents full orchestral concert performance of Meier's Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater in NYC. 

3/25/19. American Lyric Theater presents second piano/vocal reading of Meier's Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant at the Dimenna Center for Classical Music. 


11/5/17. Peabody Preparatory Harp Ensemble premieres Meier's Variations on an Antique Theme at the 2017 Camac Harp Festival USA in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Anatasia Pike directs the ensemble. 

3/26/17. American Lyric Theater presents Meier's two-act opera Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant, for a public reading at Merkin Hall in NYC.

6/28/2016. Meier begins his summer residency for I-Park Artist-in-Residence program in East Haddam, Connecticut. Meier will be working on his commission for the American Lyric Theater, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant.


5/23/2015, 5/27/2015. Paperwing premieres Aeolian Murmurs, a new quartet for violin, clarinet, cello, and piano/electric piano. Performances in Canton, Ohio and New York, New York.


3/14/2015. Mclean Youth Orchestra performs Seamless Symphony, a collaboration with conductor John Devlin. The project features Meier's original compositions Assemblages and Pastiche, which are derived from quotations of Beethoven and Brahms. 


1/16/2015. Minnesota Orchestra Premieres Fire Music as part of the Future Classics concert and Composers Institute. UPDATE: Read the review of the concert in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.


9/1/2014. Meier returns for a second year of residency as part of the American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program.


9/1/2014: Meier appointed Chair of Music Theory at Levine Music in Washington, DC.


6/16/2014: American Lyric Theater presents a first reading of The Resurrection Engine, a one-act chamber opera. Written in collaboration with librettist E.M. Lewis as part of the Composer Librettist Development Program.