Dr. Michael Geib, double bassist, composer, and pedagogue, joined the faculty at the University of Central Oklahoma School of Music in 2010. He has also taught at Florida State University, Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond North High School, and the Quartz Mountain Music Festival. He is committed to teaching bassists to be versed in all types of music, with his doctoral treatise focusing on teaching improvisation to orchestral double bass players. His principal teachers have included Melanie Punter, Rodney Jordan, Ian Bracchitta, and Delbert Felix.
Ty Myers has roots in Pennsylvania. He grew up in Kingston, PA and attended Wyoming Seminary while studying music at the summer Wilkes University preparatory program. He has received degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oklahoma. His teachers include Felicia Moye, Pinchas Zukerman, the Emerson String Quartet, Lucie Robert, and Brian Lewis.
Stephanie Lemoine, cellist, enjoys a diverse performing career. Her orchestral experience includes performing as Principal Cellist of the Fort Smith Symphony, Enid Symphony, Painted Sky Opera, and the Oklahoma Baptist University Festival Orchestra. She has also performed as member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Norman Philharmonic, the St Joseph Symphony in Missouri, and continuo in the Bach’s Lunch Series in Kansas City, Missouri. Stephanie has also had the pleasure of soloing with the Fort Smith Symphony performing cello works by Tan Dun and F. J. Haydn. She is frequently sought after for her chamber music collaboration, including with music faculty at Wichita State University, The Salisbury Chamber Music Society of Des Moines, and with noted violinist Yuval Waldman. Stephanie has been on the faculty at Oklahoma Baptist University, Central College, and Oklahoma Christian University. Also a music contractor, she hires for and performs with traveling musicians such as Michael Buble, Kristin Chenoweth, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Stephanie grew up in Louisiana and Oklahoma and received degrees from the Kansas City Conservatory of Music and University of Oklahoma. She has studied with Carter Enyeart, Gregory Sauer, Timothy Eddy, Colin Carr, Zara Nelsova, and the Emerson String Quartet.
Meryl Geib, cellist and pedagogue, has maintained an active and varied career as a musician in central Oklahoma since 2009. She earned her Bachelors of Music degree with distinction from the School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with previous studies at the University of Texas-Arlington and the University of Central Oklahoma. Her primary teachers include Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher, Dr. Karen Becker, and Dr. Elizabeth Morrow.
Theodora Morris is an adjunct instructor of violin, recorder and Chamber Music at The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) and Rose State College. A native of Vienna, Austria, she completed her education at the Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna with diplomas in violin (1973) and recorder (1976), studying with Günter Pichler, Edith Bertschinger, Rene Clemencic and Elisabet Schaftlein. She also studied historical performance practices with Eduard Melkus. In 1984, Ms. Morris moved to Arizona, studying violin with Eugene Lombardi and string pedagogy with William Magers at Arizona State University.
Ms. Morris taught strings and recorder in the Vienna public schools for ten years and performed regularly with the Capella Academica Wien, the Stadtmusik Wien, the orchestras of the Wiener Volksoper and Theater an der Wien and the Mozart Oper Salzburg.
Since moving to the United States in 1984, she has been a member of the Sun City Symphony (in AZ), the Lawton Philharmonic, the Enid Symphony and has served as concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Community Orchestra. She is a founding member and serves as concertmaster of the Edmond Chamber Orchestra.
As a member of the UCO Faculty String Quartet, she has performed chamber music throughout Oklahoma, Southwestern United States, China, Thailand and Germany. She has been a featured soloist with the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Oklahoma City Community Orchestra, the Jubilee Community Orchestra of Ashville, NC, the UCO Symphony, the UCO Chamber Orchestra and the Thai National Symphony in Bangkok, Thailand.
Ms. Morris is an active member of the UCO Brisch Center for Historical Performance and is a founding member of Trio Antiqua, a chamber music group founded in 2014 dedicated to the performance of early music on period instruments.