Saxophonist, Composer, and Arranger Stephen Guerra currently resides in Miami, FL where he continues coursework for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Composition under Gary Lindsay at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. In addition to his studies, Stephen also teaches courses in jazz arranging, directs small ensembles and has co-directed the award-winning Studio Jazz Band. He is also a member of the Clark Terry Big Band, of which he also serves as the staff arranger. He is the former music director of the Greater Manchester Youth Jazz Orchestra and the New Hampshire Jazz Orchestra.
Stephen Has given clinics on the following topics:
Choosing Music for the High School Jazz Ensemble.
Arranging for the High School Jazz Band Director.
The Saxophone Section: Know your role.
Beginning Improvisation: Breaking Away from the Blues Scale.