Steven is the bassist for the North Carolina New Music Ensemble COLLAPSS, teaches double bass at both Guilford College and the Music Academy of North Carolina, and is an Adjunct Instructor in Making Music with Computers at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Steven is a recent recipient of the Millay Colony, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Wildacres Artist Retreat.
As a composer, Steven Landis works with many mediums including solo instrumental, mixed chamber groups, large ensembles, digital and mixed media, as well as film and theater. As a double bassist, Steven performs in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings.
Steven earned his DMA in Composition at The University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, where he studied composition with Chen Yi, Zhou Long, and James Mobberley, and studied double bass with Jeffery Kail. Steven earned an MM in Composition from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he studied with Mark Engebretson and Alejandro Rutty. He previously earned an MM in Double Bass Performance and a BM in Composition from The University of Florida, where he studied double bass with Kevin Casseday and composition with Paul Richards and James Paul Sain.