Biography

photo by: Lauren Hart Shaltis

Steven Landis is Adjunct Instructor at Guilford College and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and he serves as instructor of double bass and composition at the Music Academy of North Carolina. He is also the bassist for the Greensboro improvisatory new music collective COLLAPSS and the Winnfield Quartet.

As a composer, Steven works with many mediums including solo instrumental, mixed chamber groups, large ensembles, digital and mixed media, and film and theater. As a double bassist, he performs in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings.

Steven has held residencies at the Millay Colony, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Wildacres Artist Retreat. Recent commissions include The Eastern Music Festival, New Music on the Bayou Festival, The Four Horsemen Tuba/Euphonium Quartet, tubist Danny Rowland, and English hornist Wendy Grew.

Steven earned his DMA in Composition at The University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, a MM in Composition from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a MM in Double Bass Performance and a BM in Composition from The University of Florida.

 

 

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