Music with Friends

Many of my friends are composers. Music making is, for many of us, a communal activity. I want to take a moment to celebrate their accomplishments. Below you will find information on upcoming performances of their music. Please feel free to explore the numerous links and discover their music. *** February 3, percussionist Lisa Pegher … Continue reading

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Wishing the best to Music From China

Last Fall, Music From China premiered my piece, “The Avoidance of a Word.” I had the privilege of traveling to New York City to perform the percussion part with them at the premiere at Symphony Space in Manhattan. Their hospitality, kindness, and support will always be remembered. Next week hear them perform music by my teachers … Continue reading

Expanding the Repertoire: Glockenspiel Solos

Recently, I received a recording of my solo glockenspiel piece, the situation is…, performed by the commissioner of the work, Brett Dietz. Inspired to expand the repertoire, he has commissioned new glockenspiel works from many composers, including one of my former teachers David Stock. Brett’s mission is bold. As he stated in an article he recently wrote … Continue reading

Reflecting on Percussion Lessons Today, I read an article featuring one of my former percussion instructors, Andrew Reamer. Andrew is the principal percussionist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a professor at Duquesne University. During my years at Duquesne, I had the pleasure of studying with him and Chris Allen, PSO associate principal percussionist. I … 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