Steinke, Greg A.

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Greg A. Steinke


Born: September 02, 1942

Country: Fremont, Michigan, U.S.A.

Studies: Oberlin Conservatory (B.M.1964), Michigan State University (M.M.1967, Ph.D.1976), University of Iowa (M.F.A. 1971)

Teachers: Paul Harder, H. Owen Reed, Richard Hervig


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 (now retired, 6/15/01); Associate Director, Ernest Bloch Music Festival (‘93–97) and Director, Composers Symposium (‘90–97) (Newport, OR); Professor Steinke 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. He is the author of articles on new oboe literature and music composition; he has done the revisions to the Paul Harder Harmonic Materials in Tonal Music, 6th-10th Ed., Basic Materials in Music Theory, 7th-12th Ed., Bridge to TwentiethCentury 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. Membership in a number of professional organizations. He has served as the National Chairman of the Society of Composers, Inc. (1988–97) and is currently national President of NACUSA (‘12–) and Board Member of NACUSA Cascadia. Professor Steinke is very active as a composer of chamber and symphonic music with a number of published/recorded works and performances across the United States and internationally, as a speaker on interdisciplinary arts and as an oboe soloist specializing in contemporary music for oboe. His most recent composition honors include: 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, a 27' work);. ‘13 & ‘14 Chamber Music - Professional Division – Expressions II for 2 Saxes, Two Perc. and Piano, a 26' work; Suspended for Bsn. & Strings, , a 19' work). 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.[1]

Works for Percussion

A MusicPercussion Duo; Oboe; Double Bass
Diversions and InteractionsPercussion Trio
Memories of Chief Joseph (Image Music XIa)Marimba; Violin
Music for Percussion Ensemble and ConductorPercussion Sextet
Music for ThreeMultiple Percussion; Oboe; Guitar
Rudimentalisis – Multiple Percussion
Tableaux in Memory of Chief Joseph (Image Music XI) – Multiple Percussion; Trumpet