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Bill Stevens

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.

EDUCATOR:

2016

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

HONORS:

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.

2023

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.

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Connections Bill Stevens (Milessmiles Prod.) by Elliott Simon Connections from trumpeter Bill Stevens traverses a musical trajectory moving from chill to hybrid to electric all within a jazz milieu. Thought and planning in addition to clear musicality are apparent in each of three suites and separate ensembles are fittingly chosenPress releases available shortly to meet the needs of each of these diverse compositions. Setting and content are well coordinated in the three-part “Music For Dance”. Progression through the “Eternal” search for a dance/life partner to the ecstasy of the “Love Dance” and the union of “Two as One” are eloquently described

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Primary Instrument

Trumpet

Location

New York City

Credentials/Background

Credentials: August 1974 to May 1978 Bachelor of Music - Music Education State University of New York at Fredonia, N.Y. August 1979 to December 1980 Master of Music - Jazz Pedagogy University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida September 1992 to May 1994 Master of Arts - Education Administration New York University, New York City School Administration and Supervision School District Administration 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

Clinic/Workshop Information

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Chet Baker
trumpet and vocals
Miles Davis
trumpet

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Music

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Connections

Milessmiles Productions
2018

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Lema Sabachthani

Milessmiles Productions
2012

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https://on.soundcloud.com/oopHq

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