Cynthia Meyers joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as its piccolo player in the autumn of 2006, occupying the Evelyn and C. Charles Marran Chair. Before coming to Boston, she served as principal piccolo of the Houston Symphony for nine years under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach and Hans Graf. She is the former principal flute of the Omaha Symphony, a post she held for nine seasons, during which time she was a featured soloist with the orchestra on numerous occasions. A native of Somerset, Pennsylvania, Meyers began playing the piano at age 3. Currently a faculty member at New England Conservatory, she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University and completed her Master of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Jeffrey Khaner, principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She took an interest in playing the piccolo while in Cleveland and continued to study specifically on that instrument with William Hebert of the Cleveland Orchestra. Besides playing with the BSO, Meyers has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and at the Grand Teton Music Festival.