Bill Stevens - Performer, Composer, Arranger, Educator EDUCATION: September 1992 to May 1994 Master of Arts - Education Administration New York University, New York City School Administration and Supervision School District Administration August 1979 to December 1980 Master of Music - Jazz Pedagogy University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida August 1974 to May 1978 Bachelor of Music - Music Education State University of New York at Fredonia, N.Y.
Coordination and Director - Student Jazz Programing Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Lucy Moses School at Lincoln Center New York Jazz Workshop
July 2005 to Retired February 2016
Assistant Principal Administration/Organization Supervisor of Performing Arts Studios Director of Jazz Studies Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, New York City
November 2000 to June 2005
Assistant Principal Administration/Organization F. H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, New York City 1973 to Present Private Instructor Trumpet - all levels Jazz Improvisation - all instruments Composition and Modern Arranging Techniques
2023 - 2024
Invited to join the Artists Pedagogy Research Group, a Special Interest Group based in Helsinki, Finland and a part of the Society of Artistic Research (SAR) to be meeting/presenting at the annual SAR Conference April 19 - 21, 2023 in Trondheim, Norway and again on April 9 & 10, 2024 at the SAR Forum at Fontys Academy of Art in Tilburg, Netherlands. Over a series of Zoom meetings throughout 2023 and continuing through 2024 we will examine the following:
What are the unique qualities that artists bring to teaching artists, how can artistic research help to explore this and what can we learn by looking across the boundaries that separate fields of higher education in the arts?
The Artist Pedagogy Research group is a Specialist Interest Group of the Society of Artistic Research which sets out to explore these questions. It aims to bring together researchers focused on artists’ pedagogies. We use the term artist in its broadest sense to encompass practitioners from music, dance, theatre, performance, art making (studio arts, the free arts, or fine arts) and more. And we understand pedagogy not in its strictest etymologically derived sense of leading a child but as an overarching term for the theorization of teaching which might include didactics, critical pedagogies, student centred and world centred approaches and more, as well as terms that we are yet to define.
My sound composition, A Light Exists in Spring, was selected by Cities and Memory to be part of the compilation album, The Sounds of the Year 2023.