publishing American Music since 1961 - now including GEMINI PRESS


STEVE MURRAY is a composer, arranger, performer, and teacher who makes his home in New England.  Steve studied theory and composition with Eugene Hill and Winnifred Cummings at Miami University and with Donald Freund at the University of Memphis. He has creates music in many genres from jazz to classical, from choral to chamber music, orchestral, and music theatre scores.  Having taught at all levels, elementary through college, Steve is well versed in the abilities and interests of students of all ages.  His compositions and arrangements vary according to need and whim.  Many have been written for his students and for student ensembles.  Others have been written for the ensembles in which he performs, and others have been written on commission.  

Steve has worked with and written for such figures as Tierny Sutton, Natalie Cole, Kenny Rogers, Sam Pilafian, and Maestro Giora Feidman.  He has performed with Buddy DeFranco, Gene Rush, Buddy Baker, Judy Collins, and the Albany Symphony. 

Steve plays bass and sings bass. He has served as singer and assistant conductor of the Hartford Chamber Chorale, and has performed in regional choruses and currently is a member of Albany Pro Musica.  As a bass player, he leads and performs in his own 8-piece group, he performs with and serves as musical director for the Joan Marks Trio, and since 1980 has performed with and directed the 18-piece Berkshire Big Band.

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last updated April 4, 2020