Our 2023 CIMF Artist-in-Residence is Ranaan Meyer!

Emmy award winning, Grammy nominated, gold record artist Ranaan Meyer is most known as a founding member and performer with Time for Three as well as a double bass educator. Along side Time for Three, Ranaan has performed with many esteemed organizations including Musik Verein, Czech Philharmonic, Shleshwig Holstein Festival, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Night of the Proms Tour, NPR Tiny Desk Concerts, National Anthems at NFL, Nascar, NBA, MLB, and PGA events, International Suzuki Festival, Sofar Sounds Alumnus, and has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, and National Symphony. 

Ranaan spent most of his time developing musically in Philadelphia where he mainly was found playing in all of the local jazz clubs with some of the heavy weights in jazz today. He also is an alumnus of The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Temple Prep, Manhattan School of Music, and the Curtis Institute of Music. Ranaan co-founded Time for Three while at Curtis but prior to Time for Three’s demanding touring schedule he spent 10-15 weeks per year performing and touring in the double bass section of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Although his core training was in Classical and Jazz, Ranaan’s curiosity has taken him to multiple genres of music. From a very early age his parents who were professional educators encouraged him to think creatively about everything and anything, and now as a professional musician Ranaan focusses on a philosophy called The Sharing of Knowledge which has lead him to being the founder as well as artistically directing and teaching at the Wabass Institute in Wabash, Indiana and the Utah Symposium for Double Bass in Salt Lake City, Utah (both of which are full scholarship programs for the Double Bass and are funded purely by the generosity of socially conscience philanthropists). Ranaan has also found himself in demand around the world presenting workshops in improvisation, teamwork, and overall outside-the-box learning. He has also recorded on a Michael Jackson gold record and made multiple recordings with NFL films. Ranaan has been commissioned over the years to compose over 50 works and tunes and also writes for the pure joy of music. Currently he is making music with his wife Emily in a duo they call The Rockwins. They both sing and play. And they live right where he started in Southern New Jersey raising two young sons together whom make every day more unique than the next.

Past Composers-in-Residence
2021 – Kati Agócs
2022 – Jared Miller