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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: 2021 Selected as part of the Cities and Memory - Future Cities Project, Oxford, UK for a feature article and compilation album release by the English magazine, Electronic Sound of my composition Echoes. 2020 Submitted video as part of the Roger & Brian Eno Mixing Colors Project - "We want to ask you to submit a single shot film of a quiet scene; at home, or out the window, or in your garden. Clouds passing, rustling tree leaves, a bird nesting, people conducting activities in the house: quiet moments that we are all enjoying, together, in isolation." - Roger and Brian Eno *Video using the music Far Away is Close at Hand in Images of Elsewhere from the suite Spirituality and Faith 2020 Submitted to the Research Catalogue of the Nordic Journal for Artistic Research, Stockholm, Sweden - Theme: One More Time, Let's Do It Again ... What insights may emerge by doing something again and again, repeatedly, over a long period? We invite expositions of artistic research where “doing it again” is of importance, and we invite contributors to expose the artistic research questions, contexts, practices and outcomes in which repetition manifests itself, reflecting upon how “doing it again” may contribute to practice, to research, insights and to knowledge production. ...” *Lecture Title: An Examination of the Music and Performance Practice of Miles Davis, 1960 - 1969 2020 Invited to perform at the International Society of Improvised Music at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in Melbourne, Australia from June 3 - 7, 2020. *Planned performance to include a series of solo trumpet pieces with recorded spoken word and/or ambient electronic settings for improvisation. 2020 Invited to present and perform at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music International Conference RE-peat, please!, May 14 - 16, 2020 at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, the Netherlands. *Topic of Presentation: an examination of popular cover songs as a concurrent musical transgression and transposition when taking a songs first recording, made popular by someone else and then re-interpreted allowing for the covers constant comparison to, transformation from what has preceded it, a renewal, looking forward and listening backward. 2020 Selected to participate in Cities and Memory: Future Cities (Oxford, UK), the largest ever survey of the sounds of urban spaces around the world examining how the soundscapes of our cities are changing and what that means for us all. Future Cities will examine sounds from cities all over the world, with artists recomposing and reimagining these recordings to reflect on the role sound has to play in our changing urban spaces. 2019 Doug Cuomo - Bill Stevens Duo invited to perform as guest artists at Breathing Peace, Music for a More Peaceful World *BREATHING PEACE is a concert designed to help people envision peace and find a path to compassion and tolerance through inward reflection and outward action. Music has the power to heal. It eases personal anguish in a world burdened with violence and hatred. 2019 Invited as a guest artist/clinician, "The Music of Miles Davis" by pianist Amina Fugarova, New York Jazz Workshop Rhythm Section Class. 2018 Invited to speak at the Australasian Jazz & Improvisation Research Network Conference in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, June 1-3, 2018. *Topic of Discussion: So What? Jazz and improvised music research and its impact on artists, scenes and society. 2017 Invited to speak at the Joint Research Centres Conference at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Norway, November 1-3, 2017. Topic of discussion: *The Protean Musician, the musician in future society - What does the future look like for the musician in society? 2016 Joined advisory board of the Collective Music School 2014 Presented a Master Class at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music on Jazz Pedagogy at the High School Level 2009 Jazz Education Network 2007 Jazz Improv Magazine Convention, Performer, New York City 2006 International Association of Jazz Educators 1990 National Endowment for the Humanities Commisioned the composition, “Flip of the Coin” 1987 “New Jazz, New City”, Performer, Seattle, WA. 1986 to 1987 Seattle Arts Commission Grant Commissioned the “Suite for Jazz Quintet”

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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

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Connections

Milessmiles Productions
2018

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Milessmiles Productions
2012

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