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DANIEL STEFFEY Oakland, CA 94610 | (510) 333-9250 | daniel.steffey@gmail.com

EDUCATION Mills College; Oakland, CA MA in Music Composition Thesis: “Relationships of Selected Electronic and Acoustic Music; Experimentation in the 21st Century” University of Nevada, Las Vegas BA in Music Performance (Percussion) Thesis: “A Theoretical and Performative Analysis of Iannis Xenakis' Rebonds B”

2011

2009

AWARDS - Scored the silent film Reflections, won “Best Arthouse Short” at the Pollygrind Film Festival - MATA Festival, New York, NY; finalist - Top 10 art exhibit of 2011 named by Las Vegas Weekly for Sonic Trichromacy - Paul Merritt Henry Prize (Mills College) in excellence for string writing for String Quartet No. 1 - 60x60 Series recognition at International Computer Music Conference for Radio Piece #7

2013 2012 2011 2011 2010

COMMISSIONS - Chris Golinski and Anna Wray; music for solo instrument(s) and fixed media - Montana State University, Billings; New Piece for solo marimba and percussion trio - Art Saxophone Association, Italy; Dispersion for Sub-Saxophone Quartet - Fifth Wall Gallery, Las Vegas, NV; sound/sculpture work, Sonic Trichromacy for inaugural gallery opening - Montana State University, Billings; Two Movements for Percussion Trio

2013 2013 2012 2011 2010

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES - Composer/Performer with PMOCATAT Ensemble for 2013 Outsound New Music Summit - John Cage MusiCircus at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF; curated by Steven Schick - John Cage Retrospective at SFMOMA, performed Fontana Mix for SF Electronic Music Festival - Lou Harrison's 85th Birthday Celebration; performed La Koro Sutro at Berkeley Art Museum - World Premiere; Roscoe Mitchell's “CARDS: In the Faces of Roses” at Yoshi's, Oakland - World Premiere; Roscoe Mitchell's Would you Wear My Eyes at Mills College - World Premiere; Christian Wolff's Metals and Breath at Mills College - San Francisco Contemporary Music Players 40th Anniversary Concert, at Herbst Theatre, SF - US Premiere; Peter Garland's Smokey the Bear Sutra at Herbst Theatre, SF - Scott Joplin Music Festival, with Ragtime Rebels Marimba Band in Sedalia, MO - Iron Beats Drum and Dance Company, cast drummer for Busch Gardens, FL residency - Worked with other notable composers and performers including Petr Kotik, Thomas Buckner Eclipse String Quartet, Bob Ostertag, Julia Wolfe, and the Sacred and Profane Choir TEACHING EXPERIENCE Music Land School of Music; Fremont, CA, Drum Instructor/”Young Pianist” Instructor - Taught private lessons in drum set and music theory to ages 5 through adult - Taught and wrote curriculum for young pianist classes; which consisted of two levels, geared toward children 4-6 years of age.

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12/2011 – 12/2012

Conservatory of Vocal and Instrumental Arts; Oakland, CA, Percussion Instructor - Taught and wrote curriculum for two percussion fundamentals courses to grades 3-8 - Co-directed the COVA Drumline; which was featured in many local parades and competitions - Coached wind band percussionists during rehearsals to prepare for seasonal concerts

09/2011 – 06/2012

Napa School of Music; Napa, CA, Drum, Piano, and Rock Band Instructor - Taught private lessons in drum set and piano ages 5 to adult - Coached rock bands, aged 14-17, on learning parts, choosing set lists, and stage performance skills

08/2011 – 05/2012

Robison Middle School; Las Vegas, NV, Percussion Instructor - Part-time percussion/drum set instructor for school symphonic, jazz, concert, and beginning bands - Director of the Robison Middle School Percussion Ensemble - Conducted regular clinics and master classes to demonstrate techniques, theories, and ideas pertaining to percussion

08/2008 – 06/2009

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