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Bill Stevens - Performer, Composer, Arranger, Educator

EDUCATION:

September 1992 to May 1994

Master of Arts - Education Administration New York University, New York City School Administration and Supervision School District Administration

August 1979 to December 1980

Master of Music - Jazz Pedagogy University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

August 1974 to May 1978

Bachelor of Music - Music Education State University of New York at Fredonia, N.Y.

EDUCATOR:

2016 Coordination and Director - Student Jazz Programing Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Lucy Moses School at Lincoln Center New York Jazz Workshop

July 2005 to Retired February 2016 Assistant Principal Administration/Organization Supervisor of Performing Arts Studios Director of Jazz Studies Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, New York City

November 2000 to June 2005 Assistant Principal Administration/Organization F. H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, New York City

1973 to Present Private Instructor Trumpet - all levels Jazz Improvisation - all instruments Composition and Modern Arranging Techniques

HONORS:

2019 Doug Cuomo - Bill Stevens Duo invited to perform as guest artists at Breathing Peace, Music for a More Peaceful World BREATHING PEACE is a concert designed to help people envision peace and find a path to compassion and tolerance through inward reflection and outward action. Music has the power to heal. It eases personal anguish in a world burdened with violence and hatred. 2019 Invited as a guest artist/clinician, “The Music of Miles Davis” by pianist Amina Fugarova, New York Jazz Workshop Rhythm Section Class. 2018 Invited to speak at the Australasian Jazz & Improvisation Research Network Conference in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, June 1-3, 2018. Topic of Discussion: So What? Jazz and improvised music research and its impact on artists, scenes and society. 2017 Invited to speak at the Joint Research Centres Conference at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Norway, November 1-3, 2017. Topic of discussion: The Protean Musician, the musician in future society - What does the future look like for the musician in society? 2016 Joined advisory board of the Collective Music School 2014 Presented a Master Class at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music on Jazz Pedagogy at the High School Level 2009 Jazz Education Network 2007 Jazz Improv Magazine Convention, Performer, New York City 2006 International Association of Jazz Educators 1990 National Endowment for the Humanities Commisioned the composition, “Flip of the Coin” 1987 “New Jazz, New City”, Performer, Seattle, WA. 1986 to 1987 Seattle Arts Commission Grant Commissioned the “Suite for Jazz Quintet”

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Connections Bill Stevens (Milessmiles Prod.) by Elliott Simon Connections from trumpeter Bill Stevens traverses a musical trajectory moving from chill to hybrid to electric all within a jazz milieu. Thought and planning in addition to clear musicality are apparent in each of three suites and separate ensembles are fittingly chosenPress releases available shortly to meet the needs of each of these diverse compositions. Setting and content are well coordinated in the three-part “Music For Dance”. Progression through the “Eternal” search for a dance/life partner to the ecstasy of the “Love Dance” and the union of “Two as One” are eloquently described

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Primary Instrument

Trumpet

Location

New York City

Credentials/Background

Private lessons are available on trumpet, Jazz improvisation and composition/arranging. Credentials: August 1974 to May 1978 Bachelor of Music - Music Education State University of New York at Fredonia, N.Y. August 1979 to December 1980 Master of Music - Jazz Pedagogy University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida July 2005 to Retired February 2016 Assistant Principal Administration/Organization Supervisor of Performing Arts Studios Director of Jazz Studies Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, New York City

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Albums

Album Connections by Bill Stevens

Connections

Milessmiles Productions
2018

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Album lema sabachthani by Bill Stevens

lema sabachthani

Milessmiles Productions
2012

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