World and Contemporary Music,
Professor Steve (b.1959)
teaches percussion and composition. He has performed with the Jacksonville
Symphony (member 13 years), Israeli Festival Orchestra, Glimmerglass Opera
Orchestra, Hartford Symphony, North Eastern Pennsylvania Symphony, Greenwich
Symphony, and Bridgeport Symphony as a percussionist.
He has toured with “A Chorus Line” in Europe, appeared in Korea as marimba
soloist with the Brooklyn Percussion Ensemble, and performed as percussionist at
Madison Square Garden for “ A Christmas Carol”. In addition, he has worked with
Henry Mancini, Lou Rawls, Sheri Lewis and The Xaiver Cugat Orchestra.
His collaboration, “ The Blue Jay Opuscule” with printmaker Barry Wilson,
combined the world of printmaking and music into a vehicle for live performance.
The work was part of a Community Foundation Grant as part of the Art Ventures
program. In October of 2005 his Concerto for Vibraphone was premiered at
Jacksonville University. Collaborations with choreographer Cari Martin-Coble
have produced works for dance and chamber group.
As a recording artist he has appeared on numerous recordings. The latest is
performing the music of Robert Moore with Karen Adair on her solo release. The
work “Sonnets from Assisi” is for marimba and soprano soloist in three
movements. Other recording include, Release with Free Range, and Midnight Clear
with Bob Moore. His works are published by Keyboard Publications. He is a Mike
Balter Mallet artist. Professor Steve has also won numerous ASCAP writers awards
and his music is performed in America as well as Europe and Asia.
Bachelor of Music, Jacksonville University
Master of Music, Ithaca