Greg A Steinke

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Brief Biography

Dr. Greg A Steinke is retired, former Joseph Naumes Endowed Chair of Music/Art and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon; Associate Director, Ernest Bloch Music Festival (‘93–97) and Director, Composers Symposium (‘90–97) (Newport, OR); served as the National Chairman of the Society of Composers, Inc. (1988–97). Composer of chamber and symphonic music and author with published/recorded works and performances across the U. S. and internationally; speaker on interdisciplinary arts, and oboist specializing in contemporary music. Dr. Steinke is a past national president of NACUSA (1012-19) and also currently serves on the NACUSA Cascadia Chapter Board.

Greg A Steinke

Short Biography

Greg A Steinke (1942 - ) is Former Chair, Departments of Art and Music, (The Joseph Naumes Endowed Chair in Music), also Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon (retired, 6/15/01); Associate Director, Ernest Bloch Music Festival (‘93–97) and Director, Composers Symposium (‘90–97) (Newport, OR); Holds a B.M. degree from Oberlin Conservatory, a M.M. degree from Michigan State University, a M.F.A. degree from the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Articles on new oboe literature and music composition; revisions to the Paul Harder Harmonic Materials in Tonal Music, 6th-10th Ed., Basic Materials in Music Theory, 7th-13thEd., Bridge to Twentieth-Century Music, Rev. Ed. for Pearson, and with H Owen Reed the Harder-Reed Basic Contrapuntal Techniques for Warner Bros. Pub.; and article, “Music for Dance: An Overview” in The Dance Has Many Faces, 3rd Ed., Ed. by Walter Sorell, a cappella books. Served as the National Chairman of the Society of Composers, Inc. (‘88–97) and currently national President of NACUSA (‘12–19); Board Member of NACUSA Cascadia. Composer of chamber and symphonic music with published/recorded works and performances across the US and internationally, speaker on interdisciplinary arts and oboe soloist specializing in contemporary music. Composition honors: Winner of Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers – ’12 (2nd place) ’14 (3rd place). Finalist in the America Prize in Composition Competition for (2012 Orchestra - Professional Division - ALL IN A MOMENT'S TIME for Viola and Orchestra);. ’13, ’14,’15 Chamber Music - Professional Division – EXPRESSIONS II for 2 Saxes, Two Perc. and Piano; SUSPENDED for Bsn. & Strings, RANDOM BLACKOUTS I for Baritone and Piano (4 Hands)). 2012 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition winner (SUSPENDED for Bassoon & Strings); Winner of Con Vivo's Composers Competition (NATIVE AMERICAN NOTES (Image Music VI) for String Quartet); OMTA Composer of the year 2012–13; winner – ’15 of 10th NACUSA Texas Composition Competition for my TIP TOP TAP BALLROOM BONANZA ver. for Flute and Contrabass; Honorable Mention from Flute New Music Consortium 2015 Composition Contest for my IN MEMORIAM SACAJAWEA for Flute Quartet; Honorable Mention from Cortona Prize 2016 for my From ARGART for Soprano and Piano (‘16); Semi -Finalist in International Composition Competition “Maurice Ravel” Cat. B (’15), Cat. C (’16); INQUIETUDE for Solo Flute selected for RMN Classical CD (London), (’16). Recent commissions from the Delgani Quartet of Eugene, Or (From SONGS OF THE FIRE CIRCLES) and from Prof. Paul Reilly, guitarist of Ball State University (RANDOM BLACKOUTS IV for Tenor and Guitar)


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Greg A Steinke

Comprehensive Biography

Greg A Steinke (1942 - ) Former Chair, Departments of Art and Music, (The Joseph Naumes Endowed Chair in Music), also Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon (now retired, 6/15/01); Associate Director, Ernest Bloch Music Festival (‘93–97) and Director, Composers Symposium (‘90–97) (Newport, OR); Former Dean, College of Fine Arts, Professor of Music, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois; Director of School of Music, Professor of Music (composition/theory), former member of Musical Arts Quintet (oboe), Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana; Professor of Music (composition/oboe), Assistant Director of School of Music, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona; Professor of Music (composition/theory), Chairman of Music Department, San Diego State University, San Diego, California; and Professor of Music (oboe, theory/composition), Director of School of Music, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.  Michigan born.  B.M. ‘64, Oberlin Conservatory; M.M. ‘67, Michigan State University; M.F.A. ‘71, University of Iowa; Ph.D. ‘76, Michigan State University. Composition study with Joseph Wood, H. Owen Reed, Richard Hervig, Paul Harder and Lawrence Moss. Also, former Professor of Music and Chairman of Music Department, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, and former faculty member at The Evergreen State College, California State University, Northridge, University of Maryland. Former musical director of the 20th Century Chamber Ensemble at the University of Maryland and the New Musical Arts Ensemble at Michigan State University; former member of the Winnipeg Symphony (First Oboe), University of Iowa Woodwind Quintet, Northwest Wind Quintet and New Art Players, University of Maryland Woodwind Quintet and Maryland Chamber Ensemble, the National Gallery of Art Orchestra, Tacoma Symphony, Woodwind Conspiracy of Portland, Arizona Opera (First Oboe), and Flagstaff Symphony. Currently active as a composer of chamber and large ensemble music with many published works and as an oboe soloist, specializing in contemporary music for oboe.

Awards from the Michigan Federation of Music Clubs, BMI and ASCAP; grants from the University of Maryland Creative and Performing Arts Grants, the Faculty and Research Committee Award, California State University, Northridge, Linfield College Summer Research Grants Program (2), the University of Idaho Research Council, Arizona Arts Commission Artist Special Project Grant, The University of Arizona Fine Arts Incentive Grant, Tucson/Pima Arts Council Music Composition Fellowship, and Ball State University Provost’s “Green for Green” Committee Grant. Winner - ‘79 University of Louisville First International Composition Contest; Honorable Mention - ‘92 “Connie Weldon” Tuba-Euphonium Composition Contest; First Prize - ‘94 Bergen Festival Composers’ Competition; Finalist (of 4) - ‘96 Vandoren International Composition Contest; Winner, Solo Contrabassoon and Piano Category - ‘00 5th Composers Competition “The Bass Nightingale;” Finalist (of 4)- ‘01 Seoul International Composers Competition; Winner of Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity Composition Competition; ‘03. Honorable Mention - ‘02 “Britten-on-the-Bay” Composition Competition Series XIII (Saxophone Quartet); Special Mention – ’03 USA International Harp Competition (Solo Harp); Finalist/Winner – ‘04 of COMA Open Score Project in England (Generic Quartet); Honorable Mention - ’05, VIII International Composition Competition of the Corfu Festival (Guitar); Co-winner of First Prize – ’08 2008 Areon Flutes International Chamber Music Competition (Flute Duet); Oregon Artist Fellowship – ’09; Co-winner – ’10 of 5th NACUSA Texas Composition Competition for my From ARMGART for Soprano and Piano; One of 6 finalists – ‘10 for RAM 2010 call for scores (for saxophone quartet) with my IN MEMORIAM: SACAGAWEA; Winner of Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity Composition Competition, –’12; 2nd & 3rd Place winner of Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers – ’12, ‘14. Finalist (Orch. – Prof. Div. ’12; Cham. Mus. – Prof. Div. ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16, ‘17) in the America Prize in Composition Competition; OMTA Composer of the year 2012–13; winner – ’15 of 10th NACUSA Texas Composition Competition for my TIP TOP TAP BALLROOM BONANZA ver. for Flute and Contrabass; Honorable Mention from Flute New Music Consortium 2015 Composition Contest for my In Memoriam Sacajawea for Flute Quartet; Honorable Mention from Cortona Prize 2016 for my From ARGART for Soprano and Piano (‘16); Semi -Finalist in International Composition Competition “Maurice Ravel” Cat. B (’15), Cat. C (’16); INQUIETUDE for Solo Flute selected for RMN Classical CD (London), (’16); Phasma-Music Foundation selects my Van Gogh Vignettes for Flute Duet to be included on a new CD Two Minute Album to be released in ’18 (8/8/17); Phasma-Music Foundation selects my Inquietude  ver. for Alto Flute to be included on a new CD Solo Flute Album to be released in ’19 (9/8/18)

Guest composer: 8th Annual Contemporary Music Festival, Ind. St. U., '75; First Annual International Composition Contest, U. of Louis., '79 (and winner); Symposium V (first place winner) and XII for New Band Music, U. of Rich. and Old Dom. U., '80, '87; Annual Festival of New Music, Bowling Green St. U., '80, ‘91;  Charles Ives Center for American Music, New Milford, CT, '82, ‘91; 14th Annual International Electronic Music Plus Festival, U. of Tex., Austin '85;  New Music Festival XV and XXI, Mem. St. U., '87, ‘93; Imagine ‘95, U. of Mem.;  Fifth Symposium for New Woodwind Quintet Music, U. of Ga., '88; Contemporary Music Festival, ‘82 and New Music Festival ‘90, ‘91, W. Ill. U.; Southwest Contemporary Music Festival and Conference, SW Tex. U., ‘90; Birmingham So. Col., ‘90; Ariz. St. U., ‘90; 5/6/7/8th Biennial Festivals of New Music, Fl. St. U., ‘89, ‘91, ‘93, ‘96; Hamilton College, ‘91; Lindenwood College, ‘91; new music chicago's SPRING FESTIVAL '92; Crane Festival of NEWMUSIC, ‘93; The Bergen Festival, ‘94; New Music Festival 95, Univ. of Mo., Columbia; Atlantic Center Fellow, 11-12/95; North American Music Festival ‘02, Lynn Conservatory of Music, Boca Raton, FL; 6th Annual American Music Week Festival in Bulgaria ’03, Sofia, BG. Performances at many conferences of SCI and other miscellaneous performances across the US, Canada and Europe.

Commissions: CARVINGS for Synthesized Orchestra for Choreography by Patrick Suzeau; WIND RIVER COUNTRYfor Woodwind Quintet for University of Wyoming New World Quintet; TOMORROW ON YESTERDAY for harpist, Carrol McLaughlin; NATIVE AMERICAN NOTES for the Lark String Quartet of NYC; SANTA FE TRAIL ECHOES for Violist, Michelle LaCourse; CARVINGS I for Wind Ensemble for BSU Wind Ensemble; MOTHER EARTH A Native American View for BSU Provost’s “Green for Green” Grant; ALL IN A MOMENT’S TIME for Viola and Orchestra for the DuPage Symphony; EXPRESSIONS II for Two Saxophones, Piano and Percussion for Anna and Joseph Wytko; NEWPORT FANTASY (Image Music XXX) for Orchestra for Newport (OR) Symphony; NEWPORT CELEBRATIONfor Band for Newport, Oregon Middle School & Issac Newton Middle School Bands; HOPE RISING for Wind Ensemble for West Michigan Concert WINDS; TIP TOP TAP BALLROOM BONANZA ver. for Flute and Contrabass for Open House Chicago 2014!; IMAGINARY LANDSCAPE I: Antarctic Vistas (Image Music XXI) for Trombone Choir, 2014 (Ball State Trombone Choir); Commission for new piano solo (TOCCATA FANTASY I for Piano Solo) from Portland Piano International, (June ’15); SACRÉ BLEU! for Bass Clarinetist, Roger Cole (‘15); PARACOSM Death of Ego (A Film Score) for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello, Percussion and Piano, Written for Sounds of Silent Film Festival CHICAGO 2016; COLVIN HOUSE HAUNTS for Violin and Violoncello for Open House Chicago 2016!; Commission for new string quartet (From SONGS OF THE FIRE CIRCLES, Image Music XLII) from Delgani String Quartet, Eugene, OR (October, ‘16); BOLOS(A Film Score) for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello, Percussion and Piano, Written for Sounds of Silent Film Festival CHICAGO 2017; Commission for tenor and guitar piece ( Random Blackouts IV, Image Music XLIII) from Paul Reilly, guitarist, Ball State University (June, ’17).

       Also revised the Harmonic Materials in Tonal Music, 10th Ed., Basic Materials in Music Theory, 13th Ed.,. Bridge to Twentieth-Century Music, Rev. Ed. for Allyn and Bacon (now Pearson) and Basic Contrapuntal Techniques, Rev. Ed. (with H. Owen Reed) for Warner Bros. Publications, Inc. (now Alfred Pub.) Article, “Music for Dance: An Overview” in The Dance Has Many Faces, 3rd Ed., Ed. by Walter Sorell, a cappella books.

Professional memberships in Society of Composers, Inc. [formerly ASUC] (National Chair ‘88–97; former Editor of ASUC Monograph Series); NACUSA (currently Board Member of NACUSA Cascadia & National President of NACUSA ‘12–19); College Music Society; American Music Center; American Composers Forum; International Double Reed Society; ASCAP; Art Culture Nature, Inc. (Secty/Treas- ‘03–07) and The Society for American Music.

Publishers: Seesaw Music Corporation (now Subito), HaMar Percussion Publications, Inc., TUBA Press, Acoma • Nambe Edition, Frank E. Warren Music Service, Editions VIENTO [now Trevco], Imagine Music, and Tierra del Mar Music.  

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