Originally from Lubbock, Texas, Robert Meinecke has served as an adjunct instructor of applied strings and string methods at LCU since 2015. In his nearly 50-year career, he has also taught at South Plains College and several public school districts throughout the state of Texas, including Texas Tech ISD, Lubbock ISD, Dallas ISD, and Amarillo ISD. He is also an active private lessons instructor, with string students in Lubbock, Amarillo, Tucson, Dallas, Irving, and Levelland ranging from ages 6 to 64.
Mr. Meinecke’s performance experience is vast, and he has notably served in the Lubbock Symphony for 31 years and the Lubbock Ballet for 28 years. He has also performed with the Amarillo Symphony (one year as Principal Viola), Tucson Symphony, Tucson Opera, Tucson Ballet, Roswell Symphony, Midland-Odessa Symphony, Plainview Symphony, Big Spring Symphony, San Angelo Symphony, Richardson Symphony, Wichita Falls Symphony, East Texas Symphony, Hobbs Symphony, and Irving Symphony (two years as Principal Viola and one year as assistant conductor). Additionally, he has served as the Personnel Manager for the Plainview Symphony since 2009 and the Big Spring Symphony since 2014.
Robert is an active music judge, serving in the Texas Music Adjudicator Association for 36 years. He has judged orchestra and solo and ensemble events in Texas and Oklahoma, also serving as the state level judge for the latter. He is a certified Suzuki teacher, and has also performed in local events such as musicals, church services, weddings, and receptions, and is a member of the Opus Four Quartet (violist) and the Ellsworth Quartet (violist and substitute violinist).