Prairie Logic

  The Debussy Project will premiere this week on October 1 & 4 in Kansas City. In this video, Scott discusses the project and his piece, Prairie Logic. Watch and you’ll catch a sample of the music. The concert is presented by FuseBox New Music. Performing are Christina Webster, flute; Jessica Nance,viola; & Tabitha Steiner, harp. The event is … Continue reading

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KC Metropolis previews FuseBox

Over the past year, Zane Winter, Ted King-Smith, and I have been working toward advocating for new music on our terms. The result isFuseBox New Music. FuseBox champions composers through providing commissions, performances, recordings, and collaborative opportunities. Since launching in 2015, we have commissioned five composers and earned support from the ArtsKC and the KC Municipal Arts Commission. … Continue reading

The Music of David Stock

I first met David Stock as a freshman at Duquesne University. Ever warm and encouraging of others’ music, he permitted me to sit in on another student’s composition lesson. During that time, he showed interest in what I was writing. As he looked over one of my pieces, he commented, ” I really like the … Continue reading

Fitter, Happier, More Productive…[really!]

Upon turning in my thesis, I will have earned two degrees in music composition. Even a month ago, the prospect continuing on towards a doctorate (which many refer to as the “terminal degree”-morbid isn’t it?) and then entering a saturated job market was terrifying.  What I was failing to realize was that winning a job … Continue reading

The Avoidance of a Word (KC Performance) I composed The Avoidance of a Word for Music From China. We premiered the work last October in NYC. Toward the end of April, we performed the work again in Kansas City. https://soundcloud.com/scottsteele/the-avoidance-of-a-word-1